Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Shake, Rattle and Rock! is a 1994 remake of the 1950s rock-'n'-roll comedy. Here, music-obsessed kids disobey their strict, Puritanical parents and break into song and bust a move whenever they get a chance. There's some sexual suggestiveness in discussions of sexual behavior, casual smoking, and lots of prankishness, but the real drawback is that it's a colorless rendition of what likely was a much more exciting era in reality -- like Grease without any of the wit, songs, or charm.
Sexual innuendo throughout. A man hits on a woman and is rejected. A mother describes rock-'n'-roll as "African foreplay." A guy says he's going to "chase some skirt." Two girls discuss whether another girl is a "slut" or a "tease" or how often she has gotten "felt up." A couple demonstrates what "grinding" is by placing the boy's hands on the girl's behind, then simulating grinding.
Minor scuffles between police and kids at a rock-'n'-roll show when a few kids are shoved or knocked to the ground. After a riot ensues, kids are shown smashing the windows of a car with a tire iron.
Minor profanity, such as "what the hell." Era-specific terminology or sayings, such as "Negro."
Shake, Rattle and Rock! offers positive messages about rock-'n'-roll as a worthwhile art form.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Casual cigarette smoking.