Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand, reprising her Oscar-winning debut role) becomes a bitter, bottom-line woman in this sequel to Funny Girl. In the throes of the Depression, the theater business is bad, and Fanny's love life is worse. When con artist Billy Rose (James Caan) shows up, she helps him start a showbiz career. But the return of Fanny's first husband (Omar Sharif) threatens to break up her act and her budding romance with Billy.
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- Herbert Ross
- This movie is
- 1976 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- 1976 Academy Award®
- Best Music Song nominee
- Best Costume Design nominee
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Cinematography nominee
- Best Sound nominee
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Chinese Simplified, Korean, Thai, PortugueseClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 3.0Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Funny Lady is theatrical-style musical with lots of singing and dancing, a somewhat grown-up love story that includes infidelity, and a very glamourous look at Depression era show business. The women wear flashy clothes: showgirls in revealing, outrageous costumes; Streisand as Fanny Brice wears plunging necklines and shows lots of leg. Almost everyone smokes almost all of the time as was common during the 1930s. There is some social drinking, but no drunkenness. Occasional swearing throughout: "Goddamn," "bastard," "screw," and "ass" are heard numerous times, plus some insults, both English and Yiddish.
- Sexual Content
- Some moderate kissing and embracing. A woman opens a bedroom door and it is clear that her husband has another woman in the bedroom with him. Set in a 1930s Broadway "Follies" environment, many costumes have plunging necklines and bare backs. Show girls wear revealing costumes. No nudity.
- A buffalo is briefly loose backstage during a production. In a comic verbal-only argument, one character gets a bloody nose.
- Swearing sprinkled throughout: "ass," "Goddamn," "bastard," "crap," "hell," "screw you," "schmuck," "s--t," "Jesus." Some insults: "broad," "pimp," "pansy," and an occasional Yiddish put-down.
- Social Behavior
- Even after heartbreak, it is possible to find love again, but one must accept the risks. An irrational refusal to give up the past can be very costly.
- Maxwell House coffee, Coca Cola, NBC.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Consistent with the 1930s culture in which the movie is set, most characters smoke frequently. Social drinking (champagne, whiskey, wine) occurs in a number of scenes, with no drunkenness.
- 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