Parents' Guide to

Grease 2

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Rizzo says "no" to this hacky sequel.

Movie PG 1982 115 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 13+

Don't Bother!

Where do I start? This movie has a horrible plot, horrible acting, horrible songs, and the worst ending I've ever seen. Unlike Grease, a movie that is very offensive if you look at it closely, it had good music. This has horrendous music. The song "Who's that guy?" might be the worst of them all. Besides the obvious things wrong with it, like the way Johnny treats Paulette, the underlying message is.... change yourself! It's GREAT! As for the age rating, I'll say it like this: if you've seen Grease, it's fine. I'm not surprised Rizzo wouldn't go in this movie. It's probably the worst thing I've ever seen - and that's saying something.
age 15+

Waste of time

Did not like this movie. I only watched it because Michelle Pfeiffer is in it. Did not get the whole story and it has horrible songs and a horrible ending. Not worth watching or buying, but if you're going to anyways then its free on YouTube. Tons of smoking, yelling and pushing.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (19):

As a follow-up to the classic, Grease 2 pales in comparison to the original. It speaks loudly to the power of the original Grease that its choreographer was given the reins to direct GREASE 2; Patricia Birch's work is prominent in the too-long dance numbers to the ridiculous number of songs. However, as a stand-alone fantasy about getting the girl of your dreams, it's no Pretty in Pink, but it does have its fun moments.

We've seen it all before: The pining, the hoping your crush will like you for who you are, the hope you'll be accepted by the cool kids -- it's all there. But here, actors way older than the teens they're playing, rehashing the tired story in a rather uncool way. Sadly, to make up for being less cool than the original, Grease 2 is raunchier. And the main theme of this one isn't a forbidden-love story, as the first was. Grease 2's message is the geeky kid emerging as a cool kid, and getting the respect of the guys and the love of one special girl. Here, it's important to talk to both boys and girls about how they let their special talents and inner cool show -- without trying to change themselves completely for someone else.

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