Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past
Blast from the Past
  • PG-13
  • 1h 46m
  • 1999
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After 35 years in a bomb shelter, Adam Webber is finally going outside to play. When a man raised in a 1950s era bomb shelter emerges into the outside world for the first time--to find a nice nonmutant girl with whom to repopulate the earth--meets a savvy, cynical modern woman, sparks fly, opposites attract and the result is a wondrous chain reaction in this romantic comedy for the nuclear age--Blast from the Past. Adam's hapless search in the brave new world of homeless people, adult bookstores and all-night supermarkets leads him directly into Eve. She's suspicious, smart about survival and uncertain of the possibilities of love. Her life has been a series of dead-end jobs, shallow boyfriends and dashed hopes. But the more Eve watches Adam approach the world with wide eyes, comic miscomprehension, joyous delight and a deliciously sweet innocence, the more she begins to find herself falling in love?

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Cute idea, but not consistently funny.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Fish-out-of-water comedy with some salty language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the comedy in this film is based on an exaggerated clash of cultures -- the relative innocence and wholesomeness of the 1960s vs. the disillusionment and jaded materialism of the 1990s. Casual swearing is prominent in the 1990s scenes, where there are also porn shops, sexy TV commercials, a prostitute in drag, and scenes in which characters appear to be high on marijuana or drugs. In the 1960s, almost everyone smokes. And there's lots of drinking in both decades.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:January 1, 1999
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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