Kid reviews for Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Common Sense says

Poignant transsexual musical brims with wit, adult themes.
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Parents say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 4 reviews
Teen, 17 years old Written byhamstergurl09 September 1, 2011

Total Indie Film; Totally Amazing

WHOA. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" rocked my world. This movie is SO good. It's refreshing to see a musical/ movie with not only an original plot, but brilliant songs and phenomenal acting. John Cameron Mitchell is amazing as Hedwig, and the other actors are awesome, too. This movie is ripe with symbolism, as most indie films are. You could write an entire analytical essay on the last ten minutes of the film alone. The ending is very much open to interpretation, and extremely symbolic, so much so that I was actually pretty confused while I was watching it. I would recommend this movie for people at least 15 (I just saw it today and I'm 14, even though my profile says 17, that was a mistake). Some people will probably be uncomfortable with this movie's subject matter, since the main character is a transsexual with a botched sex change operation. There's swearing and some sexual stuff, and a brief shot of male nudity shown from behind. This movie has very positive messages, a lot about love and discovering who you really are. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is brilliant; I definitely recommend this movie. Also, if you ever get the opportunity to see the live show version, that's excellent too.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byabsolutepleasure February 3, 2013

Great film, just not for kids and younger teens. ^^

The film has some really catchy tunes and is even kind of inspiring, it's just not for younger teens and children. I'd suggest 15 and up because of the sexual scenes, profanity and alcohol use.

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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byVeronica A June 11, 2016

Amazing movie/has a great message.

This movie is amazing. It sends good, positive messages about acceptance. A few sexual scenes. Not for young kids.

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Teen, 14 years old Written bycommensenseroseh July 17, 2017

Strangely good

I was really not expected to like Hedwig, but the rock soundtrack, emotional resonance, and dimensional protagonist won me over. There is a few jokes about sex, a charecter has a brief stint as a prostitute, and a couple in bed covered in sheets make half hearted thrusting motions. One song is largely focused on the loss of Hedwig's genitalia. The language is not that bad, and violence is limited to one brawl. There is mention of drugs. Overall though, really funny and weirdly heart wrenching musical about self discovery and soulmates and gender. A very accurate portrayal of an abusive relationship, and perspective on immigration, drag, and Plato.