As you can tell from the above synopsis, this is NOT a family-friendly film. Like it or not, it is a peek into the underground world of drugs and homosexuality among a group of friends on the streets of New York at the “End of the Millennium.” Don’t let the singing fool you, this is serious stuff. Be prepared to see same-sex kissing, crude and suggestive dancing, cross-dressing, prostitution, drug addiction and withdrawal, and the effects of AIDS. The homosexual lifestyle is portrayed as acceptable and supported by family and friends.
However disturbing the subject, this film is an interpretation of the award winning musical seen on Broadway for many years. Like a Broadway musical, almost every word is delivered in song and these songs are extremely catchy. I found myself humming a few of them long after leaving the theater. The quality of singing and dancing is fantastic, which is mostly due to the fact that most of the cast is straight from the original show.
Due to strong subject matter and language, this film can not be approved by Dove.