Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Brilliant, mature coming-of-age story explores race, class.

R 2015 115 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 15+

A Smart Film

This is one of my favorite films of all time. Reviewers who complain about nudity, sex, drugs, and language are missing the entire point of the movie. This movie examines America in both race and class. It's not too much in any of the things people complain about. It's realistic. I think it's great for kids to watch this movie and be opened up to the way race plays a huge part in peoples' lives in America.

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age 16+

It's so ironic...

...that other reviewers scold this movie for being inappropriate because it includes violence, swearing, and talk about sex (and full frontal nudity? If your child is a girl, I've got some news for you: she has definitely stood in front of a mirror before). They fact that you think this movie is so unrealistic shows how desperately it is needed. Poor kids, kids of color, minority kids, kids who are in trouble, we grow up believing there is no one like us and there is no hope for us and we have no place in the world because people think that our lives are 'inappropriate' and therefore shouldn't be seen on the big screen. Shame on anyone who thinks this way. *Deep breath.* Anyway. Great movie. Solid acting. Funny at times (the hacker friend, oh my gosh :'D). Important message.

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