Rosaline is a modernized spin on Shakespeare’s classic story of two star-crossed lovers. Wondering if Rosaline is kid-friendly? I’m breaking down all of the thematic elements, including its PG-13 rating, in my Rosaline Parents Guide and Movie Review. Here’s what parents need to know to help YOU decide if it’s appropriate for kids. As always, no spoilers!
Rosaline Parents Guide + Movie Review
Everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet. Most have heard of Rosaline (Romeo’s ex), but no one really knows her story. Rosaline is told from her point-of-view, and it’s done in such a clever, comedic way. Kaitlyn Dever stars as our main character, and she portrays her role well. Rosaline is spunky and sarcastic, a feminist even, which is very unusual for this time period.
What we have previously known about Rosaline remains them same. She is Romeo’s girlfriend, however, she’s abruptly ghosted once Juliet comes into the picture. It’s eye-opening to see an entirely different perspective on the classic love story we’ve always known. I’ve always been dismissive of Rosaline’s character. Until now, she was never a standout. While watching Rosaline, you’ll be compelled to learn about her. There is more than one side to every story, and it’s long overdue to hear hers.
Is Rosaline Kid-Friendly? Here’s your Parents Guide:
We all know the story of Romeo and Juliet, and its tragic ending. How does Rosaline compare? Is Rosaline appropriate for a younger audience? What ages is Rosaline best suited for? Here’s what parents need to know before allowing their children to watch Rosaline.
Rosaline has an MPAA rating of PG-13 for some suggestive material and brief strong language. It has a runtime of 1 hour 36 minutes. Let’s break down the thematic elements and take a closer look.
It’s important to remember the time period these events take place. Swords are a very common weapon, and most carry one on them. There are a few instances where swords are drawn and fought with.
While the MPAA rating says “brief” strong language, I’d consider Rosaline to have a fair share of language, including one F bomb. Unfortunately PG-13 movies are allowed one use of an “F bomb,” and while not needed, it was used. Other words and phrases used include: shit, idiot, lazy cow, blow me, stupid, son of a…(without completing the phrase, and once with finishing it), ass, Hell, and Christ.
Although Rosaline offers a comedic approach to the story, there are still heavy topics, including suicide. There are also arranged marriages, and plenty of drinking and getting drunk. A book title is shown called “Erotic Love.”
Rosaline is not intended for children or even the tween crowd. Based on the above, I’d recommend Rosaline for mature ages 15 and up. However, I’d encourage parents to pre-screen the movie beforehand if any of the topics seem questionable.
Rosaline is charming and witty. A modern twist with that extra flair of Shakespeare’s classic love story. There are several laugh-out-loud moments, which is a nice spin from the original story. The tone is not as serious and it’s more lighthearted. Onscreen diversity is well represented, especially for the LGBTQ+ audience.
Rosaline challenges us to look at the story we’ve known through different eyes, and what we see is enlightening. We might never look at these characters the same way.
Rosaline is a journey of self-discovery, and also carries a strong message of believing in your children even if their dreams don’t aline with your own.
Don’t miss the post credit scenes…they are freaking hilarious! Also? I think I am forever “Team Dario.” :::swoon::
Rosaline streams exclusively on Hulu October 14, 2022.
“Rosaline” is a fresh and comedic twist on Shakespeare’s classic love story “Romeo & Juliet,” told from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever), who also happens to be Romeo’s recent love interest. Heartbroken when Romeo (Kyle Allen) meets Juliet (Isabela Merced) and begins to pursue her, Rosaline schemes to foil the famous romance and win back her guy.
I HOPE YOU FOUND THIS ROSALINE PARENTS GUIDE AND MOVIE REVIEW HELPFUL FOR YOUR FAMILY. WILL YOU BE WATCHING?!
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