Wayne's World

Incredibly lowbrow, but many teens will love it.
  • Review Date: October 14, 2003
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 1992
  • Running Time: 95 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable

Garth electrocutes a big bruiser.


A few allusions to sex and how good it would be to have some; none actually depicted, although there's a brief, frisky scene of mostly clothed bed romping.


Occasional mild to moderate language.

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A drunken guy constantly threatens to hurl.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is incredibly popular with teen and young adult audiences. Older viewers are liable to be disappointed.

What's the story?

Based on the Saturday Night Live skit, WAYNE'S WORLD follows public access hosts and wannabe rockers Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) as they prepare to bring their show to network television. The guys are thrilled at the prospect, but their dreams of making it big hit a snag when they find out that the executive leading the project (Rob Lowe) is a sleazebag who's after Wayne's girlfriend, Cassandra (Tia Carrere).

Is it any good?


Wayne's World lowbrow so there's very little cleverness, but to the movie's credit, it's at least relatively inoffensive, with only a few pelvic thrusts and one gratuitous body cavity search. There's something engaging about star and co-writer Mike Myers here, but Dana Carvey, with his nerd glasses and teased hair, is an unfunny eyesore.

As for the rest, Rob Lowe shows less range of expression than a plaster garden gnome, Tia Carrere bounces in occasionally to growl a rock ditty and cavort in tight-fitting outfits, and Lara Flynn Boyle throws credibility to the wind as Wayne's ex-girlfriend.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the main characters' behavior and the movie's depiction of women.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:October 14, 1992
DVD release date:July 10, 2000
Cast:Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Tia Carrere
Director:Penelope Spheeris
Studio:Paramount Pictures
Run time:95 minutes
MPAA rating:PG-13
MPAA explanation:crude humor

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Written byAnonymous December 8, 2012
age 13+

14 and up can see this.

I am Agreeing with Common Sense Media on this on. SNL is Rated TV-14 so 13 is so iffy here.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old November 27, 2009
age 11+

Real Hilarious

I saw the 2nd movie first and tought it was super funny and i wanted to see the 1st one.I found the first movie at a market place for a really cheap price and bought it.It is a little wrong because the make it real obvious.One man says to Garth and another guy "I love you man." and they think he's joking but he was serious but that's sopossed to be more of funny and crude than to sound inappropriate.the only part i didn't like was the part where Cassandra was on the phone and Wayne was in his underwear(pretty disgusting)though what he did to distract her fromher phone call was pretty funny(imatated Marylyn Monroe)lol.Then they had that little "sex" scene which more looking like a mixture of wrestling and makingout.It might be just a little bit too much for little children.
Teen, 14 years old Written bydavstern1500 October 10, 2011
age 11+

Great movie.

Great and appropriate, except for one scene. Know your kids first. For more information, contact me on YouTube - davstern1500
Adult Written byForknose April 9, 2008
age 0+


SNL skits become movies a lot now. They are generally funny skits. I thought this was a great movie as is the skit. Man SNL rocks.


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