It's easy to see Adolf Hitler's long shadow hanging over this true story about power and fame. In 1930s Argentina, small-town girl Evita (Madonna) enters show business, becomes a star and ends up married to President Juan Perón (Jonathan Pryce). Her position as the nation's most beloved woman makes her a martyr upon her death. The enigmatic Ché (Antonio Banderas) narrates the story.
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- Alan Parker
- 1997 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- 1997 Academy Award®
- Best Music Song
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
- Best Film Editing nominee
- Best Cinematography nominee
PGThematic elements, images of violence and some mild language
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 3.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie depicts complex political themes, some violence (brutality of soldiers against citizens, bloody victims of an earthquake), and sexual innuendo (showing lovers in bed, but no sex).
- Sexual Content
- A married tango singer is having an affair with a younger woman. They are shown in bed together. A musical number implies that the same woman later goes through a string of lovers in order to advance her career. A high-ranking military official has a much younger lover, who looks like she's still a teenager. No sex is shown, but his new girlfriend kicks her out of his bed and home.
- Political rioting and unrest are depicted throughout the movie, including scenes where soldiers are shown beating protesters. An earthquake ravages a town; bloody victims are shown in various states of injury. A girl is grief-stricken over the death of her father; she and her mother and siblings, however, are banned from his funeral by the man's legal wife because the children are bastards.
- Some profanity, including "bitch," and a gesture that means "f--k you."
- Social Behavior
- Characters often behave in calculated ways -- including using other people -- to advance their own political agendas or careers. Characters do have strong political ideals and dreams, although those ideals don't always make things better for a country's citizens.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters are seen drinking cocktails.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it