This week: "The Phantom of the Opera"
“The Phantom of the Opera”
Rating: PG-13 for brief violent images.
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What it’s about: A disfigured opera buff haunts the sewers beneath a Paris opera house and lusts after the most promising ingenue in the cast.
The kid-attractor factor: A few scares, a few frights. And there’s singing.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Human beings hide their true natures behind masks. And sometimes that true nature is dark and ugly.
Violence: A hanging, a swordfight, guns are brandished, threats are sung.
Language: Pretty clean.
Sex: There’s underwear and skin, especially among the ballet dancers in the opening scenes.
Drugs: Potions are administered to cause a diva to lose her voice.
Parents advisory: A bit of an ordeal to force your kids to watch, but if your parents made you watch “The Sound of Music,” this is a way to pass on the pain.
— Roger Moore,
The Orlando Sentinel
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