Director William Wyler's classic musical tells the story of legendary Ziegfeld Follies comedienne Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand, in an Oscar-winning role), an unconventional beauty who grew up in the Jewish slums of New York dreaming of stardom. When Brice finally becomes the toast of Broadway, the resentful reaction of her husband (Omar Sharif) threatens to destroy their marriage. The film received eight Oscar nominations. Note: This version includes musical interludes.
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- William Wyler
- This movie is
- 1970 BAFTA®
- Best Actress nominee: Barbra Streisand
- 1969 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
- Top 100 Passions
- Top 100 Movies nominee
- Top 100 Laughs nominee
English, Chinese Simplified, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), ThaiClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access. This disc contains an "overture" which means the first five minutes of the disc plays with music over a black screen.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this elegant, romantic, and often funny musical is wonderful entertainment, but might be too long and mature for many tweens. The movie's nearly three hours focuses on the ups and downs in the romance of Fanny Brice and Nick Arnstein and includes some mature thematic material, such as marital woes and dishonesty. The romance includes Nick's smooth seduction of the innocent young Brice and hints of his promiscuity. However, there is no on-camera sexual activity other than passionate kissing and embracing, and no nudity. Many of the glamorous costumes reveal a lot of leg and have plunging necklines. Characters do plenty of social drinking and leading characters smoke cigarettes.
- Sexual Content
- One suggestive -- and sometimes comic -- song finds Nick Arnstein seducing the innocent young Fanny Brice. At the end of the song, they kiss and sink down onto a sofa. It's implied thereafter that they are involved in a sexual relationship. There are numerous passionate kisses between Fanny and Nick throughout. There is no nudity, but there are lots of revealing costumes. Trademark statuesque, beautiful Ziegfield Follies girls appear on stage in gowns which showing lots of leg and cleavage.
- Not applicable
- One "hell," one "damn."
- Social Behavior
- With much effort and courage (and some good luck, too), talented performers can succeed; however, even great success doesn't necessarily bring personal happiness. Even the smartest and most gifted among us don't necessarily make the best decisions. It's helpful to use humor as a way of deflecting personal hurt and disappointment.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Lots of social drinking in restaurants, at home, in gambling club, including to "drown their sorrows." Two leading characters smoke.
- 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