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 cocaine). 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.
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