A Chorus Line

1985 PG-13 1h 58m DVD

A Chorus Line

1985 PG-13 1h 58m DVD
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Based on the smash hit Broadway musical with a score by Marvin Hamlisch and starring Michael Douglas, A Chorus Line tells the story of a group of young dancers auditioning for a part in a new show. It includes such song hits as "What I Did for Love," "Dance 10, Looks 3" and "At the Ballet." The stage version won many Tony Awards and even a Pulitzer Prize.
Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed, Terrence Mann, Sharon Brown, Vicki Frederick, Cameron English, Yamil Borges, Gregg Burge, Audrey Landers, Pam Klinger, Blane Savage, Michael Blevins
Richard Attenborough
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this 1985 movie inspired by the long-running, award-winning Broadway musical is filled with the memorable music and characters that made the show the icon it is today. That said, the subject matter-finding one's sexuality, the toll of dysfunctional families, the drudgery and joy of a chorus member's life- may go over the heads of tweens and younger. (There are some songs that pertain to bodily changes that happen when one is a teenager.) There's some swearing, suggestive dancing, and numerous references to sexual awakening and body parts. Some frank discussion of sex, too.

Sexual Content

A whole song talking about what a guy's "first time" making love was like, and what subsequent couplings were like. Another song mentions "t-ts and ass," and how a woman is measured primarily by looks and not talent, necessitating breast implants and a nose job so she can trade on her looks. Another song about physical transformations that happen when one is a teenager. A dancer sings about how he learned about sex. Also, some suggestive dance moves.


Not applicable


"Bullsh-t," "friggin," "sh-t," "g-dd-mn," and the F-word.

Social Behavior

A pretty powerful message: What you do, you do for love. And that's what sustains when the day-to-day grind seems overwhelming and difficult.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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