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Parents' Guide to

Singin' in the Rain

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Often considered the finest musical of all time.

Movie NR 1952 102 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 14 parent reviews

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.
3 people found this helpful.
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 It had SO MANY cringe moments-- mostly the outdated and inappropriate social dynamics between men and women.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.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (41 ):

This film is often considered the finest musical of all time. Certainly, Singin' in the Rain has it all: classic musical numbers (including the title sequence, in which Kelly splashes around while singing) and a witty script that's unusually sharp and critical of its industry. The film combines elements from several genres to create a hilarious mix that's meticulously rehearsed and shot but meant to feel like it's happening spontaneously.

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