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Grease 2 Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Rizzo says "no" to this hacky sequel.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that teens in this movie smoke, drink, and talk about sex constantly. One character tries to trick another into having sex. The movie is full of sexual innuendo and objectification of women. Michael tries to become what Stephanie wants, and risks his life with death-defying motorcycle jumps to do it. On the other hand, Stephanie is a strong female role model. She doesn't give in to peer pressure and is in the process of figuring out who she is.

  • Families can talk about why Michael feels like he needs to change for Stephanie. Here's a good opportunity to talk to teens about maintaining a sense of self in the face of the desire to fit in and get the girl or guy of their dreams. Does Michael learn his lesson? How does Stephanie's sense of self differ from Michael's? Would Stephanie change who she is for a boy? Does that make her more or less attractive?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Michael does the other boys' homework; he changes himself for others; Johnny plays Paulette against Stephanie and disrespects Paulette in the process.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Michael risks his life to look cool to Stephanie in some daring jumps.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Moose tries to trick Sharon into having sex; a lot of sexual innuendo (songs like "Let's Score Tonight," about bowling, and "Reproduction," about science class).

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: The cool kids smoke a lot.

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