Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this 1963 movie musical is rated G, but the adolescent-hormone focus of the plot may not be as age-appropriate for early-elementary-aged kids. There's nothing overt or explicit, but the amount of innuendo and the emphasis on high-school romances and celebrity crushes would probably earn this musical a PG rating now. There's some innuendo that will go over little kids' heads -- teenage girls swooning, screaming, and literally fainting in the presence of an attractive singer. Close-up shots of the singer's Elvis-style pelvic-thrusts and references to going steady, kissing, and engagement are prevalent throughout the movie. Otherwise, there's little that parents need to think twice about in the high-school musical.
Girls swoon and faint in the presence of a sexy singer. The teenagers are all boy and girl-crazy, but there's nothing more than brief, very chaste kissing in the movie. There is, however, some innuendo (for example, the dad says his daughter will lose "more than sleep" if the rock star stays at their house). There's plenty of discussion about dating, "going steady," "getting pinned," girlfriends/boyfriends, and teenage romance in general. In one conversation, a married couple debates (without ever being explicit about it) whether an engaged couple has had sex or not.
None, unless you count mob scenes of screaming teenage girls trying to catch a glimpse of their favorite rock 'n' roll singer. Plus, some of the girls literally swoon and faint in his vicinity.
Message that kids can be too obsessed with celebrities, and that this obsession isn't healthy.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults drink at dinner parties.