This John Hughes film features the unlikeliest of pairings between street-smart youngster Curly Sue (Alisan Porter) and her guardian, Bill Dancer (Jim Belushi), a sometime con man with the proverbial heart of gold. Managing to stay a step ahead of authorities, the pair even charms an icy corporate attorney (Kelly Lynch). But before the threesome can be a family, they must contend with well-meaning but misinformed advocates from social services.
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- John Hughes
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PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French, PortugueseClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Portuguese: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film deals with the loss of a parent, presents a child heroine with the mouth of a sailor, incompetent adult protectors, rampant, senseless violence and a message that women should stay home with children rather than work in the outside world. Curly Sue and her dad have little respect for the law; they pick and choose which rules they follow.
- Sexual Content
- The little girl knows way too much about sex and boasts about it. The lawyer talks about photographs of a client in a compromising situation.
- Curly Sue whacks her father in the head with a stick. Three people repeatedly punch a man in the face. A man is deliberately thrown face-first from a car into a cement girder. These examples are indicative of the senseless violence that occurs throughout the movie.
- The child heroine swears often and with wide variety. The adults offer no example.
- Social Behavior
- Misbehavior abounds with no real consequences.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it