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MPAA Rated PG for thematic elements including a brawl

Sex & Nudity

  • Some female characters in skimpy costumes.
  • The bearded lady has a large bust and cleavage that is on display a bit, sometimes while dancing (not sexual).
  • The trapeze woman wears Daisy Dukes at one point and a few brief scenes show this off (not sexual).
  • A few kisses between a man and his wife.

Violence & Gore

  • Circus protesters and performers fight each other in a brief brawl.
  • A man slaps young Barnum 's cheek.


  • 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

  • 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.
  • A young couple in an interracial relationship receive threats.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • A married man finds himself in a newspaper scandal when a woman who is not his wife kisses him unexpectedly on stage. (She made advances on him before this, which he always rejected.)
  • A man gets into trouble with his wife after a woman that isn't his wife kisses him in public.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is injured in a fire and does show some slight burn scars.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The circus theater catches fire and burns down.

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