Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

2014 NR 1h 30m DVD

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

2014 NR 1h 30m DVD
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Reliving a tragic episode from pop history, this made-for-TV biopic traces the life of singer and video sensation Aaliyah Haughton, whose death in a 2001 plane crash abruptly ended the rapid rise to stardom that began while she was in her teens.
Alexandra Shipp
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the TV movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B contains positive themes about the importance of family and being willing to work hard to reach your goals. There also are some mature themes, including the portrayal of an illicit marriage and an argument that results in some shoving. The late singer's violent death is briefly referenced. Some drinking (champagne, cocktails) is occasionally visible at social events. Not surprisingly, it features lots of Aaliyah's music and a few other artists' work.

Sexual Content

Aaliyah's alleged secret (and illegal) teen marriage to R. Kelly is discussed. Some costumes are midriff-revealing.


A major argument results in yelling and shoving. Aaliyah's death is referenced but not shown.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Aaliyah's family is close and protective.


Music by Aaliyah and other artists featured.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking (champagne, cocktails, sake) at infrequent social events.

  • 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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