The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch
The Seven Year Itch
  • NR
  • 1h 45m
  • 1955
Fresh87%
Common Sense Media Iconage 11+
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The fidelity of New York City resident Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) is put to the test when his wife and son go away for the summer and a seductive starlet (Marilyn Monroe) moves in upstairs. Faced with this provocative problem, which coincides with the notorious “seven year itch,” Richard finds himself engaged in an outrageous mating dance in director Billy Wilder’s scandalous, sexy comedy!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh87%
Reviews
The New Republic
Delmore Schwartz
Rotten

Despite the script's cleverness, the presence of Tom Ewell, who is a first rate comedian and Oscar...

June 22, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

What counts is that laughs come thick and fast, that the general entertainment is light and gay.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams
Rotten

Monroe flaunts her attributes too blatantly, and seems less human because of it, while George Axel...

June 21, 2017
Village Voice
Melissa Anderson
Fresh

So arresting is Monroe's presence that when she's not on-screen, we wait impatiently, wondering, W...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Marilyn Monroe comedy is cute but won't interest most kids.

What Parents Need to Know

There's little objectionable content in this romantic comedy directed by Billy Wilder. But the story of a middle-aged man tempted to cheat on his wife, and much of the humor that flows from this premise, will be lost on young kids and is unlikely to be interesting to tweens or teens, either. The only areas of concern are the adults shown smoking and drinking frequently; both behaviors are glamorized and seem appealing. Several short, sweet kisses are shown, and a few longer ones are played for laughs.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:June 3, 1955
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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