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A cocky, naturally-gifted snare drummer from Harlem helps his Atlanta College marching band defeat a long-time rival in a Southern battle-of-the-bands.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Essentially a sports movie with drums, the energetic Drumline somehow manages to make the familiar seem fresh.
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Common Sense Says
Outstanding cast, great message, strong language.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Drumline has some very strong language ("s--t" and more), mild references to drinking, and moderate references to sex, particularly comparing playing an instrument to making love. A character is "accused" of being a virgin. Nevertheless, the behavior of the characters is admirable. Laila makes it clear that she is interested in a boyfriend, not a brief encounter. Parents should also know that the movie addresses some racial discrimination concerns, as the one white student in the band is at first looked at with suspicion, but later accepted warmly.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:December 13, 2002
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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