Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this coming-of-age story about a teen who finally pursues his love for conducting and music is lukewarm at best. It has much of the necessary elements for a tearjerker -- determined lead character, tragedy, a common goal set by underdogs -- but it's so formulaic it doesn't make that much of an impression. It's pretty wholesome, though: no swearing, very little romancing, and surprisingly no edge for a movie about convicts.
Nothing racy. Sweet flirtation and a tender kiss.
Barely registers. Prisoners shown in handcuffs and shackles; discussion of prison life.
A character calls another "creepo."
A young woman discovers that her prejudices about prisoners aren't well-founded. The film strives to show that the incarcerated have hopes, dreams, and fears, too.
Drugs / Tobacco /