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Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
  • R
  • 2h 11m
  • 1966
Certified Fresh96%
Common Sense Media Iconage 16+
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Elizabeth Taylor delivers an Academy Award-winning performance opposite Richard Burton in this adaptation of Edward Albee's groundbreaking Broadway play that rips the façade of civility off the dysfunctional marriage between an alcoholic college professor and his shrew of a wife during a dinner party the two host for a young couple.
© 1966 Turner Entertainment Company. An AOL/Time Warner Company.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh96%
Critics Consensus: Led by a volcanic performance from Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a scathing adaptation of the Edward Albee play that serves as a brilliant calling card for debuting director Mike Nichols.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
'60s drama about dysfunctional marriage has drinking, sex.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the 1966 black-and-white film version of Edward Albee's Tony-winning 1962 tragicomedy, plays like a big, nasty marital brawl, covering infidelity, alcoholism, abortion, premarital sex, and other raw topics that are generally thought of as inappropriate for kids. Older teens may understand the subtler sexual references but the psychological brutality, bordering on sado-masochism, will be challenging for all but the most mature. It was the first film Warner Bros. ever released for adults only. Warner's contracts with distributors prohibited viewers under the age of 18. While standards regarding appropriateness may have changed since 1966, this movie still packs a wallop of unpleasantness and dysfunctional behavior. Adults smoke cigarettes and drink great quantities of alcohol. Expect to hear "crap," "bastard," "bitch, "boobs," and "lunkhead."

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 22, 1966
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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