A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
It's never too late to follow your dreams. Some dated messages that every girl's dream is to find the right husband to take care of her.
Positive Role Models
Deena treats Ava badly but apologizes for her behavior. All the family members support each other and their decisions.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some talk about marriage and relationships. A married couple has a few chaste kisses. One song with mildly suggestive lyrics such as "no one satisfies you like I do."
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Products & Purchases
References to Target and Starbucks.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Dempsey Sisters is a made-for-TV movie about a family figuring out how to follow their dreams. Though it's clean enough for a tween audience, this slow-moving film will probably be too boring to capture their attention. There are a few chaste kisses between a married couple and some talk about love and marriage, as well as some name-calling. Parents may appreciate the message that it's never too late to accomplish your goals, but they may be concerned about some dated messages about every little girl dreaming about catching a husband. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Although it promises the excitement of the music industry or, at the very least, some entertaining tunes, this dull made-for-TV movie provides neither. What the audience gets is a lot of manufactured conflict and boring, repetitive dialogue that rehashes the same points over and over. And the music doesn't even start until the movie is almost over, when we're treated to one bland tune. Even a cameo from Lynn Whitfield falls flat, making this a movie you can safely skip.
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