Strictly Ballroom

Movie review by Sarah L. Thomson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Zany ballroom dance farce is a romantic treat.

PG 1992 94 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 9+

A life lived in fear is a life half lived!

Such a delightful film! So many great topics touched on - bravery, being yourself, preserving, letting go of the judgements of others, arbitrary standards, family expectations, cultural expectations, plus great music, great acting, GREAT costumes. It's fine for younger kids too, just gets a teensy bogged down in backstory in the middle that younger kids might not find interesting. Overall, a total winner!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

I'm reviewing the stage show version

The stage show is pretty faithful to the film - even the actors looked like the film actors in the version I saw. There was great dancing and it's a a very funny spoof. Parents should be aware of the swearing content which was in liberal supply and shocked me at first. Having said that... My 9 year old didn't know some of the words so they went over her head, and was shocked by the ones that she knows and knows she shouldn't use them. She really enjoyed it and found it very funny. There were no sexual scenes - just a kiss between the leads. The dancing was almost entirely clean (with just a bit of occasional innuendo) It's a lot of fun but just be aware of the swearing.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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