South Pacific

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Classic Broadway musical with serious themes, great songs.

NR 1958 157 minutes

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age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

Full of sexual innuendo and content

We sat down to watch this with our kids ages 18-7. What a mistake. The entire movie is about getting some action. In one scene a couple of guys head over to a forbidden island. Upon arrival there are women and men barely dressed shaking their bodies. Then one of the men meets a young girl and they immediately have sex. The mother of the girl wants them to marry, but the man refuses. There is a show for the troops later on in the movie. Just too suggestive and a lot of innuendo. We were so uncomfortable that we started fast forwarding through scenes and eventually turned it off to have a talk with our bewildered children. We are not prudes, but feel people should know that this is not at all a family movie. If you’re looking for a family movie- keep looking.

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age 10+

Lost movie

This is an excellent movie, that never gets played on television. I have been watching TCM for at least 15 years. South Pacific has never been shown. It's a comedy, it's drama, it's a musical. It's an absolutely fantastic film. The lyrics to the songs stay with you. Once you have seen the film, you can't forget it. Songs of "Some enchanted evening", "I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair", "Balihai", they are so memorable and great. Why doesn't TCM ever play this fantastic movie?

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