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Overall B

This classic musical tells the tale of two Americans struggling to overcome prejudice while serving in the South Pacific during World War II -- although the Rogers and Hammerstein production focuses more on the song and dance than the inner conflict.

Violence B
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: Not Rated THe MPAA did not rate South Pacific due to its release prior to 1968.

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South Pacific

There is very little military action in this film even though it’s set in a war zone. The Navy men depicted here are anxious to fight, and the wounded men are portrayed as nicely recovering and in good spirits. Do you think this is an accurate picture of war?

In one scene Nellie argues she was born with prejudices she’s powerless to overcome. But Joe Cable claims bigotry is something you are taught. Where do you think these feelings and attitudes come from? Can they be changed?

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