1991 PG-13 1h 47m DVD


1991 PG-13 1h 47m DVD
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Dutch is a working-class guy who offers to take his girlfriend's son home from boarding school, not realizing the kid is a snotty brat. The two are in for a long and awkward road trip as the two drive each other nuts and get stranded in the process.
Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams, Christopher McDonald, Ari Meyers, Elizabeth Daily
Peter Faiman
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie depicts an acrimonious divorce. Doyle is angry and is verbally abusive to his mother, which may give some kids bad ideas about how to treat their mom. Reed is a lying, philandering jerk who neglects his son, which may be difficult for some children of divorce to see. Generally, Doyle is treated poorly by both Reed and Dutch, but he comes to love Dutch because, presumably, Dutch keeps showing up, even if he's borderline abusive.

Sexual Content

Dutch buys playing cards with naked ladies on them, and Doyle furtively looks at them. Dutch and Doyle get robbed by two prostitutes (and Doyle stares at one of the girls' cleavage). Reed Standish is shown in bed with a woman, though no sex is seen.


Doyle and Dutch take turns beating each other up, including kicking, punching, throwing books, and shooting each other with a pellet gun. Doyle steals a car and flips it, endangering his life.


A little salty language, including "bastard," "f--k," and "son of a bitch."

Social Behavior

Dutch is borderline abusive to Doyle, though Doyle grows to love him anyway. There's a lot of lying and thievery involved in this film. The female characters are weak, including the mother.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Dutch smokes cigars, and a woman in a diner smokes a cigarette.

  • 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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