This was an excellent film! It was a very sad one, though, so that might be something to consider for your child. It has a positive message of hope in hard times, and the main protagonist, Jean Valjean, is an excellent role model for being generous, caring, and loving. There is violence in this film, although not an excessive amount. It mainly revolves around a group of student revolutionaries rebelling against the French government, and there is a lot of shooting and blood, along with a little bit of stabbing. A small child is shot and killed, along with many students. It isn't gory at all, but there is a lot of blood. There is also a scene where a man commits suicide by jumping off of a bridge, and you can hear the crunch of his bones when he falls. There is sex in this film as well, and prostitution is a major part of its early parts. One of the main characters is forced into prostitution to support her child, and they do show her being raped. It only shows her from the neck up, however, so there isn't any nudity there. There is lots of cleavage and suggestive themes, and a song and a few scenes focus mainly on the prostitutes. There is also some very brief sex later on between a prostitute and a man dressed as St. Nicholas. The sex is not glorified, however, and is shown to express even further how desperate and poor the citizens of France were. There is a lot of drinking in one scene, and many drunkards are shown. It isn't that bad in my opinion, but of course, it's your decision for your child. So all in all, this is a very good film with a great message. It is very sad (hence the title) and there is some sex and violence, so it just depends on how mature your child is. I hope that this helped!