1979 R 2h 3m DVD


1979 R 2h 3m DVD
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Writer-director Blake Edwards's celebration of the la dolce vita 1970s stars Dudley Moore as successful but discontented songwriter George Webber, who becomes obsessed after getting a glimpse of the stunning Jenny Miles (Bo Derek, in her film debut) as she's en route to say, "I do." He stalks the honeymooning newlyweds all the way to Acapulco, where, after saving the life of Jenny's new husband, George gets the perfect reward.
Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber, Brian Dennehy, Dee Wallace, Sam J. Jones
Blake Edwards
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
French, English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that even in this age of raunchy, Apatow-ian humor, this Blake Edwards comedy is decidedly adult. Its themes -- mid-life crises, commitment issues, and the like -- won't likely appeal to teens. But there's plenty of nudity -- naked breasts and backsides -- and numerous sexual situations, including the depiction of a sex party. Participants wander around naked and are briefly shown hooking up in twos and sometimes threes. Expect some mild swearing, too (including the occasional "f--k"). More troubling, however, is the downright objectification of women. They're there to star in male fantasies, and though one woman stands up for herself, it hardly makes up for the rest of the movie.

Sexual Content

Women in bikinis and skimpy shorts parade on the streets of a beachside enclave, catching the eye of a 40-year-old man. He spies a woman playing pool half-naked with his neighbor through his telescope; her breasts are visible. He watches his neighbor sleep with different women, sometimes two at the same time. He even joins in a sex party and flirts with naked women (their breasts and backsides are shown). Lingering shots of a woman applying sunscreen and running on the beach in slow motion. A woman seduces another man while her husband's recuperating.


Not applicable


"S--t" and "sonofabitch" and "damn." (A teenager says "s--t" once.) Also, the F-word, though sparingly. A character calls women "broads," "dames" and "crumpets." He also calls his friend a homophobic slur. A woman gives a man the finger.

Social Behavior

Men rate women on the scale of 1 to 10 -- just one of many chauvinistic behaviors they display in this movie. Women are pretty much objectified throughout the film. An elderly woman is made fun of in one scene.


No brazen name-brand dropping, though there are some obvious uses of symbols of success, including a Rolls Royce.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One character gets drunk at a party. He and guests are often seen with a cocktail in hand. He also downs a few after dental surgery and mixes them with medication. Men drink cocktails on the beach. A woman smokes pot.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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