Picture from Fame
Overall B

If fame is as fickle as winning a lottery, then maybe the best ticket to the top is acceptance into the New York City High School of Performing Arts. Yet even the group of talented music and dance students lucky enough to have earned that prestigious honor are only beginning to pay the price associated with their lofty goals. This remake of the highly successful 1980's film follows a new generation of dreamers.

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity C+
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material including teen drinking, a sexual situation and language.

Talk to your kids about…


At the CarnEvil party, Denise wears an angel costume. What does this choice say about her character? Why is it difficult for her to stand up to her father? What does she discover about her mother?

The music teacher (Kelsey Grammer) tells his students that study, drills and practicing technique frees talent rather than stifles it. What do you think he means? Why is it important to master the basics of any discipline?