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MPAA Rated PG for thematic elements including a brawl

Sex & Nudity

  • Some female characters in skimpy costumes.
  • A man finds himself in a newspaper scandal when kissing a woman that is not his wife.
  • 2/10

Violence & Gore

  • Circus protesters and performers fight each other in a brief brawl.
  • A man is injured in a fire and does show some slight burn scars.
  • A man slaps young Barnum 's cheek.
  • 4/10


  • A few uses of "damn" during the song "The Other Side"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Social drinking and smoking throughout.
  • One entire musical number is centered around excessive drinking. It is done in a comical style but may make some wince at the profusion of shots downed in a short period of time.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Official MPAA rating: rated PG for thematic elements including a brawl
  • Many of the elements of the film, including mean-spirited protestors, the looks of the people in Barnum's show, and the unsettling atmosphere, can be slightly frightening, but the film is quite tame overall.
  • 6/10
  • Kid gets slapped by his lovers dad


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • A man lights a circus theater on fire out of anger.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The circus theater is burning.

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