Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Houseboat Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 12+

Warm romance classic has realistic kid behavior.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a warm romantic comedy that is exceptionally perceptive and sensitive about the feelings of the children.

  • Families can talk about the different ways that the three children show that they are hurt and sad. How do each of them show when they are beginning to feel better? What can you tell about Caroline's feelings when she gives the dress to Cinzia? Why does Cinzia tell Angelo the story about the necklace, and why does it make him leave without her? Was Cinzia wrong to leave for the dance when she had promised to go fishing with David?

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false3

    Sex: References to adultery

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Friend drinks too much and behaves badly, jokes about falling off the wagon