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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Step Up: All In -- the fifth installment in the popular dance-flick franchise -- stars several leads from the previous movies (think of it as Step Up: All Stars). Like the other Step Up movies, there's a little bit of romance and a whole lot of over-the-top dance sequences. Most audiences by now understand that these movies aren't known for their performances or plot lines but for the dancing; this one has the added bonus of featuring some fan favorites from the past few films. This franchise targets tweens and teens, particularly those interested in hip-hop and dance crews. Expect some swearing (one "f--king," plus "s--t," "d--k," etc.), social drinking by young adults (once to the point of tipsiness), kissing/sexual tension, pushing/shoving, and a healthy dose of product placement.
  • Families can talk about the continued popularity of the Step Up movies. What makes them so compelling? Are you interested in more?
  • Some of the characters are obviously played by dancers who aren't trained actors; do you think the dancing scenes are more important than the acting scenes?
  • What is the movie's message about life in the arts, particularly dance? Is it an easy life or a hard one?
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF
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