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Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
  • R
  • 1h 50m
  • 2000
Certified Fresh85%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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"Two Thumbs Up!" rave Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper and the Movies. Billy Elliot is the heartwarming story of a young boy from a working-class family who discovers a passion that will change his life forever. Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand. Under the guidance of his teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson (Academy Award® nominee Julie Walters), Billy's raw talent takes flight. But when his father discovers his son's ambition, Billy must fight for his dreams and his destiny. With Oscar®-worthy performances, Rex Reed (The New York Observer) calls "a triumph!" Don't miss Billy Elliot - the triumphant tale of one boy who reaches beyond his place in the world to follow his heart's desire.
© 2000 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
Common Sense Says
Terrific story of young ballet dancer has strong language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the uplifting dramedy Billy Elliot is rated R primarily for language (an edited version was released on DVD with a PG-13 rating, but it's no longer easy to find for rental or sale) -- everyone in the movie uses extremely strong language all the time. There are also references to transvestism and homosexuality, some discussion of sex among young characters, and a brief glimpse of bare buttocks when one character moons another. Some teens may be upset by the way that family members treat each other -- they're insulting, neglectful, and cruel, and one parent hits a child and threatens another -- but the overall takeaway is a heartwarming one.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:October 13, 2000
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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