Wondering if Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is ok for kids on Amazon Prime Video? Rated PG-13 for language and suggestive material, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie may not be for all kids. However, its message of inclusion and self-love is one that many need to hear. Max Harwood’s energy is infectious. Here’s what parents need to know in this Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Parents Guide.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Parents Guide
Jamie New (Max Hargrove) has loved dressing up since he was a kid. A teenager from Sheffield, he dreams of being a performer – a drag queen! Embarrassed to say his dream out loud, he only shares it with his best friend, Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his supportive mom (Sarah Lancashire). They couldn’t be happier for Jamie.
However Jamie’s absent father (Ralph Ineson) wants nothing to do with him. His stinging words about how all he wanted was a son and he got Jamie constantly creep into his head. Local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) mentors Jamie to not worry about the haters and to be fearless, living his drag queen dream. Jamie wants to reveal his new look at prom, but some kids and his teacher are standing in Jamie’s way.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is inspiring and heartbreaking, but includes lively musical numbers to help a community and hopefully the audience overcome prejudice and allow people to be who they are.
What is Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Rated?
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is rated PG-13 for Strong Language, Thematic Elements, and Suggestive Material according to the MPA. There is strong language and some mature content as Jamie is not accepted by others.
There is some language like sh*t, a**, hell, one f-word, wanker, faggot, dick, tits, and willies. There are also words of Deity like “g-d” and “Christ’s sake.”
Jamie is bullied for being gay and is called different names and made fun of by a classmate. Pritti is also bullied for her religious views by the same classmate and called racial slurs.
There are also some sexual jokes that may go over some kids’ heads but they can be raunchy.
An underage character drinks alcohol.
Some kids may experience triggers when seeing other students bullying Jamie for wanting to be a drag queen or being gay. Jamie’s father is also especially cruel.
Is Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Appropriate for Kids Under 13?
Not everyone is going to like Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. If seeing a boy dress up like a drag queen makes you uncomfortable, then this movie is probably for you, so that perhaps you can empathize with children who want to be loved for who they are.
Admittedly, the first 30-45 minutes are very slow, and the movie is too long. However, once you get into the meat of the story, it picks up, and Jamie captures your heart.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie isn’t perfect. Some of the songs and musical numbers are lively, but then I was confused how it fit in with the story. However, if this film helps LGBTQ youth and others who have been marginalized, bullied, or made to feel inferior, then this movie is a success.
Max Hargrove is a delight and truly shines as Jamie while Sarah Lancashire is fabulous as a supportive mother all of us should have. Watch Everybody’s Talking About Jamie when you need to shine like the star you are.