Parents' Guide to

Chasing Liberty

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Middle school girls only need apply.

Movie PG-13 2004 120 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

One of Mandy's better films!

Tweens and teens will love this Mandy Moore film. It's fun, energetic and adventurous. I've even seen a few grown men who like this movie - believe it or not! I think it's pretty decent for a "presidents daughter" themed story. Basically about the presidents daughter Anna Foster who has a huge passion for living life to the fullest; she is upbeat & confident. She isn't allowed to live a normal life - going out whenever, hanging with friends, going to parties and dating. She longs for the outside world. She's got annoying agents who follow her around like lost puppies. Until she decides to change her identity and get loose after one night at a concert. She meets up with a cute British dude named Ben, not knowing that he is an agent too! They both keep their real identities secret and the two embark on an adventurous journey backpacking through Europe (amazing photography and breathtaking views!) They eventually fall in love while not meaning to, but things quickly change when Anna accidentally overhears Ben talking to her father over the phone, which begins to ruin their relationship and trust for each other. Good movie, no real violence. Anna tries to sleep with Ben at one point but he declines. Some kissing. Two agents mildly flirt throughout the entire movie. Anna's backside is briefly flashed. Language isn't bad (a couple uses of sh*t and other mild words). Anna gets a little drunk at one scene. This one is great for 13 and up!

Is It Any Good?

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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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