Parents' Guide to

Willie Nelson and Family

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Polished docu has alcohol, language, suicidal ideation.

Willie Nelson and Family TV show poster: Willie Nelson on-stage portrait with dark background

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Moody, soulful, and beautifully reckoned, this biopic about a music legend doesn't content itself with superficial storytelling. Issues of poverty, racism, struggles with drinking, and suicidal ideation get air time in Willie Nelson and Family, illustrating that even legends are mortal.

Musicians who have walked the journey with Nelson -- and those whose art saw the light of day because of his influence -- chime in to bear witness to his mastery. Families with teens who enjoy music documentaries will dig this inspirational series the most. Don't be surprised if a deeper appreciation for the music results.

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