The Greatest Showman Parent Guide
P.T. Barnum: Creator of the Greatest Show on Earth
The Greatest Showman
Rating & Content Info
Why is The Greatest Showman rated PG? The Greatest Showman is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements including a brawl.Violence:
- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Suspenseful situations and scary characters.
- Scenes that may frighten children.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Occasional use of mild profanity.
- Limited use of slurs.
Page last updated December 7, 2017
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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 .