Grease

1978 PG 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD

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Grease

1978 PG 1h 50m Blu-ray / DVD
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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in this hit musical comedy that chronicles the romantic entanglements of a group of high school seniors, starting with a summer fling between greaser Danny and good girl Sandy.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
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Reviews

age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Grease is full of somewhat racy material, although most of it isn't any more shocking than the content of today's teen films and television shows. Still, you might want to give it a quick "refresher" watch before showing it to kids under 13 to make sure you remember exactly what they'll be seeing. Characters smoke, drink, and spike the punch at the school dance. Characters use an obscene finger gesture and say "ass," "crap," "weenie," "flog your log," and the like, and one sings, "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee, lousy with virginity." The song "Greased Lightning" has profanity including "t-t," "s--t," and "p---y wagon." Characters make out. At the drive-in, Danny makes a pass at Sandy. Sexual activity is implied when two characters discuss a broken condom, resulting in Rizzo's fear she may be pregnant. Naked derrieres are seen when characters moon a passing car and, later, a television camera. The T-Birds discuss female anatomy, and one fellow peeks up the skirts of female students. The Pink Ladies dance around in their nighties mocking Sandy's virginity. A T-Bird draws a switchblade in preparation for a rumble.

Sexual Content

A character is briefly shown in her bra. Characters make out. At the drive-in, Danny makes a pass at Sandy. Sexual activity is implied when two characters discuss a broken condom, resulting in Rizzo's fear she may be pregnant. Naked derrieres are seen when characters moon a passing car and, later, a television camera. The T-Birds discuss female anatomy, and one fellow peeks up the skirts of female students. The Pink Ladies dance around in their nighties mocking Sandy's virginity. The song "Greased Lightning" has strong sexual content, though the innuendo may go over the heads of younger viewers.

Violence

While playing sports, Danny hits two students and snaps an umpire's mask. A T-Bird draws a switchblade in preparation for a rumble.

Language

Characters use an obscene finger gesture and say "ass," "crap," "weenie," "heinie," "flog your log," "friggin' A," "dingleberries," "jugs," and "dork," and one sings, "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee, lousy with virginity." The song "Greased Lightning" has profanity including "t-t," "s--t," and "p---y wagon."

Social Behavior

Male characters view females as sex objects. One T-Bird member claims that "chicks" are "only good for one thing." Unpopular students are the butts of several jokes. Sandy and Danny act against their respective natures to try to impress each other. 1950s gender role models are exemplified and upended.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters smoke, drink, and spike the punch at the school dance.

  • 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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