Hamilton is the next great obsession to watch on Disney+ since The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars dropped and while families around the world will want to sit on the couch and intake the two and a half hours of diverse awesomeness I must provide a word of caution.
While Hamilton is a wonderful crash course on the history of our nation and should be watched by as many people as possible its PG-13 rating is pushed to the very brink with the play’s at times sketchy material.
Not only does the movie feature a lot of cursing such as heavy words like f***, sh**, etc but it does not stray from implied or blunt sexual references. And that doesn’t even include the specific risqué scene that features the moment Hamilton has an affair. As I watched the film for the first time I found myself slightly appalled by how raw the movie was in treating certain subjects and as someone who understands the importance of parent’s guides I’m going to be blunt. This movie, I believe, is not suitable for children under twelve years old.
Hamilton is not The Avengers even though both films bode a PG-13 rating. The Avengers is PG-13 because of the violence and mild cursing. But ultimately, it’s a fun family film whose material is very tame for children. Hamilton is anything but tame and its last twenty minutes are rather tragic, which could upset young ones as well.
Hamilton is written by an adult for adults. Teenagers can watch this movie and be inspired but I urge you, if you’re a parent, to sit down and watch it first to determine whether you want to share this with your child at the moment or give it to them when they’re a little older.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.