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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Battle violence, tense and scary scenes, characters killed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual situation, no nudity; enemy pressures heroine for sexual favors.
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Some strong language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has brutal wartime violence and wrenching emotional scenes, including children in peril and the deaths of important characters. There is some strong language and a non-graphic sexual situation. Characters smoke and drink. The issue of Nazi anti- Semitism is frankly portrayed. The female main character is brave, smart, and heroic. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This is the kind of movie they mean when they ask why no one makes those kinds of movies any more. CHARLOTTE GRAY is an old-fashioned WWII movie, with gallant heroes and vile bad guys, romantic longing and fabulous 1940s clothes, heartbreaking betrayal and even more heartbreaking loyalty, odious collaborators and valiant resistance fighters, a purse containing both lipstick and a cyanide pill, and characters who are idealists and cynics, sometimes both at once.
One of the most touching moments in the movie is a small act of generosity that Charlotte risks her life to perform. When it seems that nothing can be done to solve a problem, we can sometimes make great contributions with small kindnesses. Charlotte asks, "Can you forgive yourself if you've been part of something terrible but didn't know?" and is answered, "Otherwise what use are you to anyone?" It is worth talking about how we learn when to forgive ourselves.
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