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The Great Race Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

Perfect family movie is fun from beginning to end.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some slapstick violence, and one character drinks too much. The reporter played by Natalie Wood is something of a caricature of feminism, more committed to shocking people than to any thoughtful concept of equality. But she has an unquenchable spirit, and she's courageous and resilient.

  • Families can talk about whether Leslie should have let Fate win. Why wasn't Fate happy when he beat Leslie? Why was Fate so jealous of Leslie? Why did DuBois want to be a reporter so badly?

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Slapstick punches and, of course, the pie fight.

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    Sexy stuff: Fate and Max speculate mildly about Leslie's relationship with DuBois.

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: The prince has a drinking problem; Leslie frequently has champagne as evidence of his sophistication and elegance.