FANTASTIC MOVIE, some iffy scenes for some kids
This movie has a great message: Keep trying, no matter what anyone tells you, and don't listen to people who tell you that you can't do it. The sky is the limit.
You have to be a little bit older to really appreciate this movie. Younger kids who aren't familiar with the Beatles or the time period might be a bit confused.
There is a lot of cursing. The F-word, the S-word, all that stuff. But if your kid already knows the words, then I don't think it'll do much harm. I mean, just make sure your kid knows that just because they hear it in a movie doesn't mean they can go around saying those words in real life. I don't think cursing should prevent anyone from seeing the movie. That's just dumb, unless of course your kids are really young and you don't want them hearing that. But if your kid is old enough that he/she knows the word, just emphasize that they aren't allowed to say it. Really, kids hear those words 500 bajillion times a day in school. It shouldn't stop them from watching the movie.
Drinking and smoking. Well, yeah, it was the 50's. People didn't know that smoking was bad for you back then. Again, make sure to tell your kid that times were different, and just because they see it in a movie doesn't mean it's okay.
Alcohol use isn't made too obvious. It's like Uncle George is drinking "something" out of a canteen thing and then he passes it to his nephew, John, so he can have a little taste. Then he takes it away, saying he's too young to drink too much of that stuff. So yeah, it's little stuff like that. It never really comes right out and says it.
As for sex, there's only a little bit. There's a brief, brief scene where John has his hand up a girl's skirt, and then she pulls down his pants and gets on her knees. The scene cuts right there. NOTHING IS SHOWN. Seriously, the only skin shown is their face, hands, and legs. Pretty normal. And from the part where she gets on her knees to when the scene ends is literally half a second. Some younger kids might not even notice. Again, this short scene should not prevent anyone from seeing this great movie.
This movie is so fantastic!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!! As long as your kid is smart enough to know not to be like "so-and-so in the movie did it, so it's okay". As long as your kid has that common sense (ha! Commonsensemedia.org!), you should be fine.
This title contains:
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking