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Visit to a Small Planet

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Jerry Lewis alien comedy has lots of mild sexual innuendo.

Movie NR 1960 85 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

Good adult film; not for kids

R: sexual innedou comments with brief mild insults
age 15+

Silly comedy leads to sexual contents.

Should be rated R this movie. It had lots of sexual contents. I hated it! For sure not a good movie. R: sexual contents.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Based on an acclaimed play -- Gore Vidal's parody of the Communist witch hunt in the 1950s -- this filmed version of VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET has been turned into standard Jerry Lewis silliness. The "special" effects are purposefully cheesy; the acting is broad; and what story there is simply showcases Jerry Lewis hi-jinks. Kids may appreciate the pratfall humor, but the "wink-wink" sexual repartee compromises the innocent fun.

One hilarious scene in a beatnik bar with Buddy Rich on drums, and an extraordinary dance number, may be enough to make the film worth a look if you don't mind the "opium den" atmosphere of the place.

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