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Sunset Boulevard Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 13+

A must for fans of ruthless black comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is one of the finest American films ever made, and a must for fans of ruthless black comedy. The humor is too sophisticated and the mood too dark to offer preteens much entertainment, but mature teens will appreciate this cinematic treasure. Some mature themes to discuss after viewing: suicide, fame, the desire to hold on to the past.

  • Families can talk about the themes in this film that give a dark depiction of Hollywood and the entertainment industry.

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence: A few deadly shots fired. Much of the movie has an eerie, unsettlingly dreamlike quality to it. Tortured by her lost youth and fame, an aging, delusional actress turns to suicide.

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    Sex: Not an issue

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue