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Still shot from the movie: Fame.


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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 25 Sep 2009
Video Release: 12 Jan 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Fame is rated PG: for thematic material including teen drinking, a sexual situation and language.

Cast: Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally
Studio: 2009 MGM
Website: Official site for Fame.

Detailed Review

Fame—that illusive moment in the spotlight—doesn’t come easy. And that is exactly what the teachers and principal (Debbie Allen) at New York’s Performing Arts High School want their students to… 
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Why Is Fame Rated PG?

Students experience anxiety and nervousness as they prepare to audition for entry into this prestigious… 
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