Some Like It Hot

1959 NR 2h 2m Blu-ray / DVD

Some Like It Hot

1959 NR 2h 2m Blu-ray / DVD
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When musicians Jerry and Joe accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, they get out of town the only way they know how -- dressed as women. But things heat up on the road when they meet a curvy blonde who plays the ukulele.
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Billy Gray, George E. Stone
Billy Wilder
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.66:1
French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono
Widescreen 1.66:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA. NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that in this classic black-and-white comedy, everything is played for laughs -- from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, in which gangland hoodlums execute seven other thugs with machine guns, to the broad gender-bending humor that finds the two male heroes masquerading as female musicians for most of the film. Marilyn Monroe as Sugar is at her most voluptuous; clothes are revealing; leering at women is a primary male activity; and attempts at seduction move the plot along. But the only sexual activity is some passionate kissing. There's lots of drinking and smoking; Sugar knows she has a problem with alcohol.

Sexual Content

Sexual themes are a source of humor throughout. Lecherous males constantly react to and track women. Seduction is a prime motivator. Lots of sexual innuendo and suggestive talk. There is a thinly veiled reference to an erection and a very obvious preoccupation with Marilyn Monroe's curves. While there's no nudity, clothing is revealing and very purposefully sexy. Repeated passionate kissing is as far as the movie takes actual sexual behavior.


Two multiple murders occur. The first is a replica of the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre, in which assassins line up seven men and spray them with machine guns; the bullets hit their mark off-camera. In the second machine-gun slaughter, one man shoots several others; the bloody aftermath and dead bodies are clearly visible. There are chase scenes played more for comedy than suspense.


Social Behavior

Enlightenment was definitely not a priority for the filmmakers, but the movie does affirm that true love has the edge over marrying for money.


Shell Oil is mentioned as part of a recurring gag; Joe impersonates a rich man and lets Sugar believe he owns the oil company.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Set during Prohibition, there's lots of drinking -- flasks, illegal saloons, silly covers for alcohol consumption. Some minor characters exhibit drunken behavior and one leading female player admits to having a problem with alcohol -- she drinks "when she's sad." Occasional smoking of cigarettes and cigars.

  • 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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