Fame (2009)

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Teen musical remake has edgy content for a PG movie.

PG 2009 105 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 41 reviews

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age 11+

Should Have Been Renamed "LAME"

I was expecting much, much better, considering the all-star cast and the original's success. But the story line is disjointed, the characters aren't believable and the dancing didn't even make it worthwhile. Extremely disappointing.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 13+

12 and up

Lets just start by saying that there is no way this should be rated pg. There were tons of teens drinking at parties and teachers and adults just sitting there watching. Also, one girl (who your kids might recognize from Disney like Hannah Montana and Camp Rock) gets intentionally drunk then throws up. Also there are many kisses. One adult invites this girl to his trailer to audition for a tv show then tricks her and makes out with her and tries to take of her shirt. But she has a boyfriend! Another thing was language. There was just about every swear word in there. I was so surprised! They swore like every 2 minutes! There was way more language than a normal pg movie. Now for violence. This wasn't a huge problem but there were a few issues. First of all, one boy was describing how his sister had gotten killed in a gang shooting then the teacher laughs at him. Also another boy is really depressed and he tries to commit suicide by jumping in front of a train. People pull him back just in time, but it was still a scary scene.. even for me. So all in all, I would reccomend this for ages 12 and up only

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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