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Falling for Figaro

By Tracey Petherick, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Uplifting opera romcom has positive messages, iffy language.

Movie NR 2021 104 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Follow Your Dreams!

I enjoyed this movie mostly for the music! This young lady drops everything and follows her dream. My only real negatives are several F words throughout and a few discreet sexual situations. While nothing is really shown, you know what’s going on.

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Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This delightful movie has all the ingredients needed to make a delicious romantic comedy. Falling for Figaro is uplifting and joyful, tugging on the heart strings just enough, while throwing in some mild jeopardy to keep us hooked. Stunning Scottish scenery, a stirring opera soundtrack, and a warm, funny script set the tone for this gently inspiring story.

Macdonald is perfectly cast as Millie, balancing drive and determination with positivity and empathy, while Skinner is delightful as Max, struggling with his demons yet full of compassion. Even the fearsome, potty-mouthed Meghan (expertly played by Lumley) can't bring the mood down. As the bitter former diva, Meghan's intimidating and sharp-tongued, but also strangely likable, giving us glimpses of her softer side. There's nothing ground-breaking going on here, what with the confident American meeting the self-conscious Brit in a "follow your dreams" plotline. But it really doesn't matter because the end result is thoroughly enjoyable escapism.

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