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The Pirate Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

Garland sings, Kelly dances in the Caribbean.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's not much to worry about here. Characters deceive each other. There are no role models, but there is, of course, a happy ending.

  • Families can talk about gender roles in the 1940s. How does Serafin treat women as he sings "Nina"? Based on what Manuela knows about the legendary pirate Macoco, why is she attracted to him? Stock portrayals of certain "types" can be the center of a discussion about gender, race, and beauty. Does Manuela dread marrying Don Pedro for any reason other than his looks? How do mob mentality and public opinion factor into the characters' fates?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Typical 1948 gender and race portrayals (i.e. not great).

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Some cartoonish violence, throwing objects.

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    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue