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Taylor Swift: Miss Americana

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Savvy docu with strong messages for girls; swearing.

Movie NR 2020 85 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 11+

Emotional documentary, has swearing, positive messages.

Parents need to know that MISS AMERICANA is a documentary on Taylor Swift and how she went through challenges when being a famous singer. There are many good messages for teens such as body image, independent and hard work, and political engagement. But keep in mind that Taylor isn’t shy about dropping some F-Bombs and S-Words. Some songs also include swearing, such as B**ch -mostly; so if parents think that language is a big issue they should wait until 13 years. But in my opinion, the language wasn't constant and I didn't feel bothered by it. Some themes porvide lots of discussion. There are emotionally intense scenes when Taylor receives many hurtful comments some shown in videos; some of the most hurtful ones are : “F—k Taylor swift” and “You suck b—ch”. Moderate social drinking is also present. I felt that the documentary could dig deeper, but overall, this is worth to see with young T.S fans.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
age 13+

Best movie ever!

Miss Americana is probably one of the best movies I have watched... ever. Taylor Swift's intimate documentary is incredible, it is heartbreaking at points, and most of all it focuses on feminism and girl empowerment. I gave this 13+ even though I wish everyone - especially girls - could see this movie. But realistically, parents will find issues with this. Language. Suggestive topics. And... language. Taylor Swift talks honestly about body image and sexism in the media, which is one of the reasons it's TV-MA. This movie is inspiring, beautifully filmed, and overall a great message for girls everywhere.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (41 ):

Swift's candid, unpretentious narration, as well as choice footage of her as a child, a teen, and a young woman, make this movie highly accessible for both fans and casual viewers. There's a lot to like in Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, especially for the girls who make up much of her international fan base. Swift talks directly to them. She describes the lessons she's learned, the successes she's had, the calamities she's lived through, and, most inspirationally, the hard work and resilience that it takes to rise above the heartbreaking challenges of growing up -- whether you're famous or not.

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