tick, tick … BOOM! is messy and uninspiring, but Andrew Garfield’s performance saves the show. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
tick, tick … BOOM! drops on Netflix today, November 19th. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is best known for his Broadway show Hamilton, has made his big feature directorial debut with this film. The movie stars Andrew Garfield and tells the story of Jonathan Larson, creator of the Broadway hit Rent, and touches on his struggles to make it in the musical theater world. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.
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tick, tick … BOOM! Parents Guide
The film follows Jon (Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan (Alexandra Shipp), who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael (Robin de Jesus), who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?
tick, tick … BOOM! Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch tick, tick … BOOM!
Language: tick, tick … BOOM! has some strong language with the use of profanity. Lookout words include: p*&&y, sh*t, a**, d*mn and one use of the word f*ck that is heard in a song.
Mature Content: The film contains some heavy topics, such as AIDS and those dying from the virus. There is also discussion of drugs and alcohol consumption. While there are no sex scenes in the film, there is a scene with heavy kissing and a sexual song to go along with it.
Full review to come.