Funny Girl

1968 G 2h 45m DVD

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Funny Girl

1968 G 2h 45m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, Chinese Simplified, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), Thai
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Omar Sharif
  • Kay Medford
  • Anne Francis
  • Walter Pidgeon
  • Lee Allen
  • Mae Questel
  • Gerald Mohr
  • Frank Faylen
  • Lloyd Gough
  • Lester Mack
  • Tommy Rall
  • John Warburton
  • Elaine Joyce
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Reviews

age 10+

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.

Violence

Not applicable

Language

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.

Consumerism

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 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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