A Good Year

Movie review by Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Predictable but pleasant movie for teens and up.

PG-13 2006 118 minutes

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Based on 4 reviews

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age 14+

Beautiful scenery, predictable plot.

Rated a 12 but there is swearing (f-bombs) at the beginning, the main character goes to bed with a female character and the whole thing is shot with the male gaze in mind.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 13+

Beautiful film

I've watched this film several times and I love it! I enjoy it especially when the lead (Russell Crowe) arrives in wine country shot in Provence France about ten minutes into the film. Russell Crowe teams up with the Director Ridley Scott that filmed him for "Gladiator", but this is the complete opposite of that. It's a slower paced beautiful to watch Sunday kind of film. I especially loved the love story that begins to develop between Russell Crowe and the Marion Cotillard character. The scenery is breathtaking. This is more of an adult film. Teenagers have seen much worse, but they be bored by it unless they're one of those old soul teenagers that have a stronger intelligence level than their peers, as those are the types that would enjoy a film like this. The great message about this is the lead starts out as money hungry, greedy, perhaps even heartless, but as the film progresses his heart starts to come out and realizes that the slow paced vineyard life is where he'll be more comfortable than the hustle and bustle shark like world of business. The lead female in Marion Cotillard is a strong woman that makes him work for the love. This is set on a vineyard so there is a great deal of wine drinking, and drinking too much of it. I don't personally care, but others might.

This title has:

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Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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