Is Newsies a good movie?

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Is Newsies a good movie?

Newsies is the best live-action movie musical since Little Shop of Horrors. May 20, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review… With Little Old New York re-created by William Sandfell, Newsies often looks wonderful, and Bale and the boys give it heart and excitement. Yet as a musical, Newsies rarely hits home.

What is the rating of Newsies?

PGNewsies / MPAA rating

Newsies is a musical film about New York newspaper boys who, after having the cost of their papers raised by a tenth of a cent (the film is set in 1899), decide to organize and go on strike. Why is Newsies rated PG? The MPAA rated Newsies PG for mild violence.

Is Newsies appropriate for a 10 year old?

Watch out for violence I remember this as a fun musical from my childhood, but with the amount of violence, it made my 8 year old upset. The fun dance numbers and happy ending was not enough to cover up the images of people punching and hurting each other. Think it would be more fun for the tween category.

What age is good for Newsies?

Newsies: Age 10-20, Including Albert, Buttons, Elmer, Finch, Henry, Ike, Jo Jo, Mike, Mush, Race, Romeo, Specs, Splasher, and Tommy Boy, are some of the hard-working kids of New York City that go on strike for a livable wage. May be cast male or female.

What was the message of the musical Newsies?

One of the most important themes in Newsies is that children can and do indeed have power. To give some historical context Newsies is set in a time when child labor laws were nonexistent. Never the less the newsies “seized the day” and proved that they are a force to be reckoned with and respected.

Are there curse words in Newsies?

There is some mild curse words (d*mn, h*ll, a**) and some violence and one of the characters has a cigarette but nothing really really bad cuz it is a Disney movie!

Is Newsies appropriate for a 5 year old?

Is Newsies appropriate for kids? Definitely yes. You may have to explain to them what’s going on (it wasn’t obvious in the beginning to my son), but I don’t recall any bad words or sexual innuendo (other than very slight suggestiveness of the Medda Larkin performer character, and that was tame.

How long is the movie Newsies?

2h 1mNewsies / Running time

Is’Newsies’based on a true story?

“Newsies,” we are informed as the movie opens, is based on actual events. I do not doubt this. I am sure that shortly before the turn of the century, newsboys organized a strike against the greedy Joseph Pulitzer, and were cheered on by a dance-hall madam with a heart of gold.

Would Newsies have been better without the tunes?

Newsies, with its energetic score and large-scale dance gymnastics, hits a note lost between the pop-fantasy and ragtime of Bugsy Malone and the R-rated realism of Gangs of New York. Dramatically there is some surprisingly strong stuff here, and perhaps Newsies would have come across better without the tunes.

Is’Newsies’a good movie?

“Newsies” is like warmed-over Horatio Alger, complete with such indispensable cliches as the newsboy on crutches, the little kid, and of course the hero’s best pal, who has a pretty sister. Nor does the movie lack the standard villains, including Oscar nominee Michael Lerner as the hardhearted circulation manager.

Why did the newsies band together?

The “newsies” band together to protest a pay cut by Pulitzer (Robert Duvall), organizing a union to protect their rights and ensure fair wages. They are helped along the way by Medda (Ann-Margret), a local dance-hall performer who befriends the boys and provides an opportunity for an additional song or two.

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