Movie review by Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Cult comedy has graphic drug use, sex, and swearing.

R 1995 94 minutes

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age 17+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 24 reviews

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This title has:

Great messages
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No values


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Too much consumerism
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Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 1, 1995
  • On DVD or streaming: June 1, 2004
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller
  • Director: Danny Boyle
  • Studio: Buena Vista
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 94 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: graphic heroin use and resulting depravity, strong language, sex, nudity and some violence
  • Last updated: August 2, 2022

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