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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
It's ok to be different. Don't change for anyone. Be who you are. However, the final song, while satirical, encourages kids to spend all their time on the internet.
Positive Role Models
Dan and Phil tell their screaming fans that it's ok to be who they are, and that's it's ok to be weird, and that it's natural sometimes to feel like you don't fit in.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some innuendo. While performing a sketch in which they are camping, a voiceover narrator says "There's lots of things you can do when no one else is around," which results in thousands of tween girls screaming at the top of their lungs. This same narrator, while telling the story, says that one of the performers is about to "...slowly unbutton his..." to which the tween girls scream even louder. During the advice section, the pair helps a gay tween girl find a way to express her crush to a friend of hers.
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Products & Purchases
Dan and Phil are "YouTube sensations," and this live performance is shown only on YouTube Red. Dan and Phil make frequent reference to YouTube throughout the performance.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Joke involving wine; they drink nonalcoholic wine in one sketch.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire is a 2016 YouTube Red concert movie starring BBC and YouTube sensations Dan and Phil performing to a packed Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The audience is almost entirely screaming tween girls, who are screaming not just due to having the kinds of crushes reserved in the past for boy bands or The Beatles, but also to Dan and Phil's positive messages on self esteem, remaining true to who you are, and that "it's ok to be weird." There is some innuendo, especially during a sketch involving the pair going camping, that makes the audience scream even louder. Cursing includes "Jesus" and "damn." During the advice section, the pair helps a gay tween girl find a way to express her crush to a friend of hers. There's also frequent reference made to YouTube -- Dan and Phil have over ten million subscribers to their channel -- and a song at the end that, while somewhat satirical, praises spending all of one's time on the internet. Overall, the concert movie captures the high energy of the performance, and the unmitigated frenzy the stars inspire amongst their many fans. 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 concert film is a frenzied and frantic live presentation of Dan and Phil's enormously popular YouTube videos -- videos so popular that this movie is a YouTube Red exclusive. In case you were unsure of who their fanbase was, this live audience is packed almost entirely with thousands of screaming tween and teen girls. Which isn't to say that tween and teen girls are the only ones who will enjoy this; there are some LOL moments for grown-ups too, including a moment when Phil makes fun of his "2007 MySpace haircut," and enough British dry humor to keep the oft-used messages of "be yourself" engaging.
The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire is not for everyone, but Dan and Phil clearly know their audience and reveal a deep empathy, even in the most absurd sketches; for instance, during the advice section in which they take questions sent in by the audience, they help a gay tween girl find a way to express her crush to a friend of hers. And they keep the action moving, which kids with shorter attention spans will appreciate.
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