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Still shot from the movie: Royal Wedding.

Royal Wedding


Overall: B+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
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MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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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.

Royal Wedding loosely bases its story on the life of Fred Astaire, who began his dancing career with his sister Adele as his partner. She later retired from show business after marrying a Lord (Lord Charles Cavendish). For more information about this remarkable performer see: http://www.reelclassics.com/Actors/Astaire/astaire-bio.htm

In the film, Ellen and Tom have to choose between advancing their careers or marriage. Why was this decision so difficult? With the changes that have happened in society regarding the roles of men and women, do couples face the same kinds of dilemmas today? Which of the two alternatives would be your priority?

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