The Sound of Music Live!

Movie review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Telecast of classic has same great music, not as much magic.

PG 2013 135 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 5+

Even better than the original; more age appropriate too, might I add.

Both the discussions of World War II and the scenes of the war are sanitized, therefore making this version more appropriate than the original for younger children. Another reason why this version is more age-appropriate is because it's shorter and has a faster pace. The songs are well-executed and capture the flavor of the original. The acting is very good too. But the biggest thing that makes this version better is the role of Maria. While Julie Andrews was stiff and wooden, Carrie Underwood was with it and a lot more fun. She was obviously enjoying herself. Carrie Underwood even makes the scene where Maria left the children more tolerable compared to that same scene in the original. If you want to buy "The Sound of Music" buy this one, especially if you have young children.

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