Singin' in the Rain

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Often considered the finest musical of all time.

NR 1952 102 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 44 reviews

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age 7+

Great singing and dancing, but a bit of blackface

This is a wonderful classic film and a lot of fun, but I was horrified to discover a (thankfully) very brief blackface scene of white actors playing drum-playing chanting Africans in the jungle. I was not prepared for that even after reading a lot of reviews, so I was not expecting to have to explain this racism to the children watching the film with me.
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age 8+

Bad male/female relationships

I used to love this movie-- but recently watched it with my daughters (6 and 3). It had SO MANY cringe moments-- mostly the outdated and inappropriate social dynamics between men and women. Not the kind of relationship modeling I would want my dd's to see. My daughter also found the cowboy fighting scenes (short) quite stressful.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

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