Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
Gigi Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 12+

Charming, pretty 1950s musical with dated gender roles.

G 1958 116 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Pretty to look at, but not very engaging

This musical's about a French girl who is trying to learn how to become a woman. There are some good performances, like the aunt, and I did like the chemistry between Gigi and Gaston. I also thought that the movie had some very beautiful production values. I was so uninterested in the movie though. I could not wait for it to finish. You know there is a problem with the film when the most memorable song lyric is "It's a bore!". Concerning problematic content, there is virtually no violence other than a few arguments that never go over the top. There isn't any swearing or overt sexual content, but the film has some glimpses of partial nudity, and the overall themes of Gigi learning how to become a woman isn't portrayed in a very interesting fashion that can interest a lot of kids. 5.3/10

This title has:

Too much sex
age 16+

Not for tweens

It is about prostitution, all being said, isn't it? Gigi says that she will be expected to sleep in his bed in exchange for a life of luxury. I don't know about 12 as old enough for dealing with those concepts, regardless of the happy outcome. The film made also me feel a bit creepy, his being a family friend and all that.

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • My Fair Lady Poster Image

    My Fair Lady

    Witty, stylish musical classic will entertain all ages.

    age 6+
  • Roman Holiday Poster Image

    Roman Holiday

    Delightful classic is perfect for family movie night.

    age 9+
  • Bridget Jones's Diary Poster Image

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Single gal's romantic mishaps are fun for older teens.

    age 16+

For kids who love classic romance and musicals

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a book
    Book Characters
    See all
  • Cartoon image of a microphone
    Music and Sing-Along
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate