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Still shot from the movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Trouble rolls into the coastal town of Port Royal the moment Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) lightly sets foot on the local's wooden wharf. His quest to reclaim his ship soon involves a band of pirates and the kidnapping of Elizabeth Swan (Keira Knightley), the Governor's daughter. When an eager young man (Orlando Bloom) attempts to mount a rescue party, the entire British navy becomes involved. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Movies with love triangles often include two stereotypical male characters, one straight laced and conventional, one more edgy and daring. (See Sweet Home Alabama, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, While You Were Sleeping, Sabrina) Which guy usually gets the girl? Why is he portrayed as the best choice for the heroine? Are those portrayals always realistic?

Although he is completely without morals and willing to do anything to get his way, Jack Sparrow is played as a romantic hero. How do moviemakers win audience support for him? Considering the reality of damage and death he caused, what would be a just punishment for him?

For party ideas for your little scallywags, check FamilyFun.com’s Pirate Party. If you would like to know more about real life pirates, follow this link.

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