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Annie Hall Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Funny movie about relationships. Not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie will seem too dated for many teens, but older kids serious about film may be interested. Though lively, witty, and watchable for older teens, parents should be cautioned that this is not a movie for kids. The movie would be at least a PG-13 -- a rating that did not exist in 1977 -- were it to appear today. Know that the movie is very much a product of the permissive 1970s; there is casual sex as well as drug use (a brief bit centers on the cocaine that was then socially-acceptable). Much of the bedroom stuff is innuendo, nothing explicitly shown, but there are zingers in the dialogue that could lead to some awkward questions from the young ones.

  • Families can talk about whether this 70s classic is still relevant or not.

The good stuff
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    Messages: Questionable throughout: the insecure, diminutive and restless Alvy is contrasted throughout with his unlikely best friend Rob, a hale, handsome, sensible and successful executive who thrives in an environment of fancy cars and unattached flings with girls.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Not an issue

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    Sex: While nothing much is shown, the funny dialogue hints at a lot.

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    Language: A few mild expletives and Christ's name in vain.

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Marijuana is discussed as an aphrodisiac, and cocaine is used.

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