Picture from Ghostbusters
Overall C+

After having their grant money cut off Doctors Venkman (Bill Murray), Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Spengler (Harold Ramis) decide to use their expertise in parapsychology to start a private company to rid residents of unwanted supernatural pests.

Violence C+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG

Talk to your kids about…


After a scientist arrives at a woman’s apartment to help get rid of a ghost, his strange behavior (and obvious interest in her) leads her to say: “You don’t act like a scientist. You’re more like a game show host!” How does the use of humor change the tone of this scene? How is comedy used throughout the movie? Do you still find some scenes frightening?

What technologies are missing from the Ghost Buster’s 1984 arsenal? Are they limited in how they can communicate? How do they do their research? Where do they go to find information?