The Greatest Showman parents guide

The Greatest Showman Parent Guide

P.T. Barnum: Creator of the Greatest Show on Earth

Release date December 22, 2017

This musical is based on the life and achievements of P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman), who founded the Barnum Circus. And if it was known as The Greatest Show on Earth, than its creator would have to be The Greatest Showman.

Why is The Greatest Showman rated PG? The MPAA rated The Greatest Showman PG for thematic elements including a brawl.

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The Greatest Showman
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Why is The Greatest Showman rated PG? The Greatest Showman is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements including a brawl.

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Suspenseful situations and scary characters.
- Scenes that may frighten children.
- Bullying.

Sexual Content:
- Embracing and kissing.

- Occasional use of mild profanity.
- Limited use of slurs.

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News About "The Greatest Showman"

The movie The Greatest Showman was formerly called The Greatest Showman on Earth.

The film is based on the life of Phineas Taylor Barnum, a man who came to fame by starting the Barnum American Museum (a collection of the weird curiosities) and later the P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Circus -- billed as the "Greatest Show on Earth".

Due to his persuasive promotional skills, he convinced the public to believe (or at least come and see) the Feejee Mermaid, General Tom Thumb, and, more credibly, Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale. Although he won and lost his fortune more than once, it is still hard to dispute his claim as "The Greatest Showman".

Cast and Crew

The Greatest Showman is directed by Michael Gracey and stars Hugh Jackman .

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The cast of this movie have starred in other musicals. Look for Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables, and Zac Efron in High School Musical.

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