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Bride of Chucky Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Grisly, tongue-in-cheek sequel isn't for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that teens will want to watch this movie because of its affiliation with a long-running horror franchise. The film is filled with over-the-top violence and gore and is permeated with sexual innuendo. Characters curse, runaway from home, dress scantily, practice voodoo, have sex, and kill one another. Additionally, one character is coded as gay in a very stereotypical way.

  • Families can talk about the film's place within the horror genre and the stereotyping of gender and sexuality. The film is self-referential and often campy, with gore being taken to a cartoonish extreme. How does an excess of blood and gore serve to undermine the horror? How does the film make the characters' bad behavior humorous? What makes Chucky change his mind and decide to marry Tiffany? Why is Tiffany so fixated on marriage?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence: Over-the-top violence and gore.

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    Sex: Sexual innuendo.

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    Language: Strong profanity.

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue