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Adult Written bychristian2011 November 14, 2012

A movie that teaches the possibilities and the aftermaths of a school shooting.

Elephant is a film where it shows the story of two male students who attended the Colombine High School and on July 20th, 1999, everything changed, when they go on a school shooting spree caused by the everyday stressful challenges they had to endure including being bullied and psychologically abused before the shooting, which could've been a major factor that triggered it. It can be an educational video for teens just to show them the possibility of someone who's a high risk of planning a school shooting and how to avoid the situation. This film has a very dark and intense atmosphere throughout, and the school shooting is VERY graphic and realistic, which can be disturbing to some viewers who're sensitive / faint hearted. However, this film has the potential risk of teaching younger children the negative aspects of the film, especially the infamous school shooting scene. Children 15 and up are ok to watch this, but if they're younger, like I said before, must be seriously mature for their age. This is a film that depicts the causes and effects of a school shooting, not for pure enjoyment.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing