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