Parents need to know that the overwhelmingly positive core message of The Prom -- which is based on the Broadway musical and directed by the creator of Glee -- is to accept others, regardless of their sexuality, wealth, celebrity, or heritage. But to get to that point, both adult and teen characters must work through their own prejudices and problems, resulting in some emotionally intense scenes, especially between parents and their gay kids. Still, the film is ultimately more comedy and music than drama. Midwest small-towners and New York celebrities find common ground, although both are stereotyped. Several characters are gay, with some stereotyping about what that means. Some mature themes come up in lyrics, including Christian messages, masturbation, virginity, narcissism, life's disappointments, and wanting to love whoever you please. Adults drink, and one character talks about controlling her "day drinking." Language includes "s--t," "bulls--t," "ass," "damn," "hell," "crappy," "humping," "MILF," and "castrated." Meryl Streep, James Corden, and Kerry Washington co-star.