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Common Sense Media: Best Family Movie Laughs

'School of Rock'

Age: 12+

What Parents Should Know: Parents need to know that "School of Rock" is as much a vehicle for Jack Black to make rock 'n' roll faces while playing guitar as it is hilarious fun for musicians and music fans of all ages. There is occasional profanity --some of it spoken by 10-year-olds -- and Black's character freely discusses his hangovers with the class he's teaching. There are brief shots of adult characters drinking and smoking (this is about playing rock 'n' roll, after all), but nothing terribly gratuitous. Beyond this, "School of Rock" is an enjoyable way for kids to learn about music, and for families to talk about the amount of work and personal satisfaction that results in starting a band. Furthermore, the film addresses body issues in a positive way when one of the girls in class is afraid to sing because she thinks she's "too fat." — Common Sense Media (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

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