What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this 1985 movie inspired by the long-running, award-winning Broadway musical is filled with the memorable music and characters that made the show the icon it is today. That said, the subject matter-finding one's sexuality, the toll of dysfunctional families, the drudgery and joy of a chorus member's life- may go over the heads of tweens and younger. (There are some songs that pertain to bodily changes that happen when one is a teenager.) There's some swearing, suggestive dancing, and numerous references to sexual awakening and body parts. Some frank discussion of sex, too.