Picture from Chicago
Overall C-

The Vaudeville theaters in Chicago are the platform for both rising and falling stars during the roaring 20's. Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) dreams of making her way to one of those stages.

Violence D+
Sexual Content D
Profanity C-
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and dialogue

Talk to your kids about…


How do musicals affect the way a story is presented on film? Would it be more difficult to present a lighthearted story about a murderer using standard dramatic techniques?

This movie illustrates how circa 1920’s media was able to manipulate the public and the justice system. Can that still happen today? Can you think of any examples?