A laugh riot from beginning to end, this classic parody from director Mel Brooks stars Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein, who detests his family history but ultimately can't resist the temptation to follow in his infamous grandfather's footsteps. Adding to the fun is a brilliant supporting cast that includes Marty Feldman as bug-eyed assistant Igor, Madeline Kahn as Frankenstein's frosty fiancée and Peter Boyle as the zipper-necked monster.
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PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 4.0, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; deleted scenes; director's commentary; making-of featurettes; cast and crew interviews.
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Young Frankenstein is the 1974 Mel Brooks movie that parodies the timeless monster story. Like all of Mel Brooks' movies, there are plenty of sexual innuendo at work here--references to "a roll in the hay," to "knockers," and the use of a German word that clearly in the context of the scene means "penis." However, for all its humor, there is one scene in which Frankenstein's monster forces himself on Madeline Kahn's character in a way that could be interpreted as nonconsensual sex, even as it becomes consensual when she sees his penis and her pleasure is obvious when she starts to sing in an operatic voice. Also, there is some mld profanity on occasion. There is also some comedic pratfall violence--as well as a scene in which a man is choked to death.
- Sexual Content
- Bawdy humor and sexual innuendo. In one scene Frankenstein's monster forces what is at first nonconsensual sex on one of the female characters that becomes consensual when she presumably sees the size of his penis. References to "a roll in the hay," as well as "knockers."
- Mostly over-the-top and comedic pratfall violence--for instance, early in the movie, Frankenstein accidentally stabs himself in the thigh with a scalpel. A man is choked to death by Frankenstein's monster. Frankenstein's monster forces himself on a woman who initially refuses his advances but consents to sex once she sees Frankenstein's penis.
- Some profanity: "Son of a b--ch." "S--t." "Bastard." "Godd-mn." A woman uses a German word that obviously translates to "penis." Sex jokes. Reference to a "roll in the hay." A joke based on the "bags" slang term for women.
- Social Behavior
- Too parodic and over-the-top for any real positive messages.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Cigar and cigarette smoking. Wine drinking at dinner, no one acts intoxicated. A police officer makes reference to taking a "nip from the old bottle."
- 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