This is a trailer for the film THE GREATEST SHOWMAN that is inspired by a real-life man called PT Barnum, who created a show-stopping circus performance in the 1800s. Films based on the lives of real people are called ‘biographical’ films, and often tell the stories of important historical figures - can you think of any other films you’ve seen that are based on someone’s real life?


The BBFC classified lots of trailers for this film; some were rated U and some were rated PG, depending on what issues they contain. Do you think this is a U or a PG trailer? What kinds of issues can you spot? Do you think the trailer’s classification issues are shown in a way that is suitable for very young children? 



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