Yentl Movie Poster
  • Released
  • December 9, 1983
  • PG, 2 hr 14 min
  • Music/Performing Arts
  • 17 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that because the basic plot involves a teen girl disguised as a young man, there are numerous scenes that place Yentl in embarrassing and uncomfortable situations, some of them with sexual overtones (i.e., Yentl being in the presence of several young men as they strip and jump naked into a pond). Though there is no actual sexual activity, the "marriage" ceremony performed between Yentl and another young woman is taken seriously by the "bride" and she attempts to make love to her husband, unaware that it is Yentl, a girl. These scenes are presented in a gentle way and do not emphasize sexuality. There is occasional wine drinking both in social situations and for religious ceremonial purposes.

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  • Consumerism
  • Drinking & drugs
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