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Common Sense says

age 16+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

age 16+

don't be to harsh

I think that certain people, especially adults shouldn't be to harsh on it. as an 18 year old teen I really, really liked it. No it's not a good movie to watch with your kids, with the swearing and heavy stuff, but it's also good that they know stuff like this exist, like when that girl was attacked by a junk. It gives a message, and a fun message with that

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 9+
age 11+

not for 10 and under

LOVE IT BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

Entertaining if your tween is a budding star

This 30 year old movie and it's mores are very dated by today's standards. The huge serious scene of a boy admitting he's gay seemed really overblown, since it's not unusual for teens to describe themselves as gay these days. I had to explain to my daughter why the director and writer made such a big deal out of it. The review mentions issues of sex and a character getting an abortion because of it. The treatment is far tamer than say, Dirty Dancing, which only has a PG-13 rating. In fact, it's hard for me to pinpoint just how this movie got its R. I don't think it would be rated the same if it were released today. For the current generation growing up with movies like Hairspray and High School Musical, this offers a less saccharin but no less exuberant view of singing and dancing teens. My daughter found it more funny than gritty (there is a fair amount of humor) and I had to patiently explain pop culture of the late 70's like Freddie Prince and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you remember it fondly from the big screen, you will probably enjoy it more than your kids, but if they like to sing and dance, they are likely to be fascinated by the concept of a performing arts school.