Parents' Guide to

Bride and Prejudice

By Will Fertman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fluffy Bollywood-style musical romance.

Movie PG-13 2005 111 minutes
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age 11+

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age 10+
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Multicultural twist on a classic story

Swirling colors, swoony music and 4 beautiful sisters, in a Bollywood update of Jane Austen's _Pride and Prejudice_. Some terrific humor with goofy suitor Mr Kohli in the Mr Collins role. Concerns: teen sister Laki sings "maybe he's good in bed", then runs off (and apparently spends the night with) the rakish Wickham, who then gets beat up by Darcy as they are watching a somewhat disturbing Charles Bronson movie. Pros: great multicultural twist on a classic western story, reminding us how much we have in common, despite cultural differences.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

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Bride and Prejudice is a fluffy Bollywood-style musical romance that will be fun for teens and parents who can forgive some half-baked lyrics. The film is beautiful -- the musical bits are swirls of choreographed color, with dozens of synchronized dancers reminiscent of Busby Berkeley productions.

The music never quite rises to the level of the dancing, however, and the tepid English lyrics in particular grow tiring as the movie goes on, as. The actors are charming, though, and the inevitable crisis near the end of the film gives the movie a needed pick-up.

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