A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Indirect nudity, sexual references and situations.
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Several four-letter words.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink and smoke, underage character gets tipsy.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is aimed squarely at 13-year-old-girls. It contains implied nudity, strong language and smoking and drinking (it takes place in Europe where drinking is legal at age 18). Characters also lie and steal without any second thoughts or consequences. Liberty and Ben leave a restaurant without paying and lie to get a free gondola ride. A girl begins to explain the appeal of a pierced tongue, but is stopped before she can finish. Liberty complains about not getting a chance to get to "third base." Liberty twice takes her clothes off in front of Ben (nothing shown), once intending to seduce him, but he refuses. Even after they declare their feelings for each other, they do not have sex, a refreshing departure for the norm in this genre. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
There are pretty things to look at in CHASING LIBERTY, especially Prague and Venice, and newcomer Goode, who is very good indeed. And we want to root for the overprotected Liberty, never alone but always lonely, to take some risks and have some fun. But Moore is so limited as a performer, the plot and dialogue are so superficial and unimaginative, and the lack of chemistry between the leads is so intrusive that a recap montage of the would-be high points near the end just seems painful.
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