One of my all time favorites fine for 10 and up
I feel CSM has raised the bar far too high in saying this is appropriate for 12 and up. I think 10 is a more appropriate age. Yes there is a handful of profanity, but it is only meant to be comedic. Some younger children may be confused by some of the jokes and situations about mental health, but this movie also can provide some great discussions for families about character development. The nice thing about the profanity in this film is that it comes mostly within the same scenes, and is not sporadic like most other movies. So if your concerned about showing this to your kids you can preview it and the profanity should be fairly easy to mute or fast forward. The main character does make a sex joke in the latter half of the movie, but it is actually rather light and can be fast forwarded easily as well. There is a subplot near the end of one of the main characters trying to kill the other but it is all played for laughs and not violent. Bill Murray's character is a man who doesnt understand boundaries and drives his psychiatrist played by Richard Dreyfuss insane becasue he wont leave his or his family's lives. This could be a good film to illustrate the necessity of boundaries to kids and should give adults and kids lots of laughs. It also should be noted to your kids that situations like the ones in this movie are very unrealistic and if Richard Dreyfuss' character truly was bothered by Bill Murray's character Dreyfuss could call the police or file a restraining order in real life. So explain to your kids it's just meant to be funny skip over a few profane and crude scenes and enjoy one of the best comedies and in my opinion, films of all time!