Picture from Oliver!
Overall A-

Putting Dickens' classic to music, this lavish 1968 production not only won an Academy Award for Best Picture, it also presented the master storyteller's tale of a young orphan championing over neglect, poverty, and crime, in a way most parents could share with their children.

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

MPAA Rating: G

Talk to your kids about…


Why is Nancy’s attention drawn to Oliver? What is it they are both looking for? What do we learn about Nancy’s motivations from the songs, I’d Do Anything For You and As Long As He Needs Me?

As Fagin reviews his life situation, he sings, “Must a Villain Be a Villain All His Life?” Do you think a criminal can reform? After watching the scene near the end of the movie where Fagin and Dodger meet, how do you think Dickens would answer that question?