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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Integrity can be comforting when other important people in your life, including significant others, want you to act out of accordance with your values or emotionally hurt you. Voicing your pain and lessons from growing up can evoke empathy from others who've felt similarly.
Positive Role Models
Rodrigo sings about feeling pain from lost love and heartbreak, which makes her fans empathize with her and feel heard. Rodrigo's persona in her songs keeps her integrity while singing about the boyfriend who broke her heart; instead of getting back at him in a vindictive way, she believes she will find happiness.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some lyrics have light sexual content, such as "Was she sleeping in the bed we made?" Rodrigo's songs focus on love and relationships.
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Swear words like "f--k," "f---ing," "damn," "screw you," "screw that," and words that could be considered ableist or used in ableist ways, like "crazy," "stupid," "sociopath" (i.e. Rodrigo describing her angry self as being a "sociopath"). Exclamatory use of "God."
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Products & Purchases
The film is intended to promote Rodrigo's new album, SOUR.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The word "drugs" is used in song lyrics.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Olivia Rodrigo - Sour Prom is a short YouTube concert film starring singer Olivia Rodrigo as a girl experiencing love and heartbreak during prom night. Positive themes include integrity and empathy. Language is the biggest iffy content, with swear words like "f--k," "f---ing," "damn," "screw you," "screw that," etc. There's a focus romantic content, with one line explicitly alluding to sex. Drugs are also mentioned in one song's lyrics. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This fun concert film is Olivia Rodrigo's calling card to fans old and new. While some might already know her from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, anyone who loves the singer-songwriter aesthetic will be drawn to Rodrigo's songwriting honesty and vulnerability. Her songs' themes -- and the concert film itself -- are firmly rooted in youth. It feels directly geared toward high schoolers who are just starting to deal with the heady aspects of relationships, desire, heartbreak, and personal resilience.
The conceits of prom and homecoming frame Rodrigo's songs, putting viewers in the fraught, excited, and nervous mindset of that milestone night. A teenager herself at the time of filming, she's close in age to many of her fans and is a perfect avatar for them to use to express their feelings. Bottom line? Sour Prom is a fun -- and quick -- concert film that will entertain both the young and the young at heart.
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