What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Singin' in the Rain is widely considered to be the best Hollywood musical ever made, and while it's on and working its magic, that's hard to dispute. There's some flirting and kissing and brief incidents of smoking and drinking, and some characters argue. The characters are a bit on the rowdy and/or naughty side here and there, but they're good-hearted and good-natured at the core. This movie will make anyone's day, provided kids are about 6 or older.
  • Families can talk about the history of movies and the period in which silent movies gave way to "talkies." What were some of the problems? What were some of the benefits?
  • How is this Singin' in the Rain different from modern films? What is it missing? Does it still entertain modern audiences?
  • Are there any role models in this film? If so, who and why?
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