A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Sensitive treatment of racial issues, especially for the time.
Violence & Scariness
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Use of the "N" word.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Brian's Song deals with plenty of racial issues and there's an upsetting death of a main character. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This is a touching and inspiring made-for-TV film with an outstanding musical score by Michael Legrand. The friendship and devotion between the two friends (and their wives) in Brian's Song is very moving, as is the treatment of racial issues.
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