Life Is Beautiful

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Wrenching Holocaust fable with bittersweet humor.

PG-13 1998 116 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 33 reviews

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age 12+

Missing an important detail

This is one of my all time favorite movies so I wanted to introduce it to my 11 yr old son. It has been a long time so I looked it up on CSM: Just wanted to write this review to comment that under sex it neglected to say that main adult male character says in one conversation maybe 5 times how much he wants to make love to woman he is courting. I would have expected CSM to have noted this. The humor is fast paced but my son caught on on his own after I paused and explained a bit so he started to understand the humor and quick pace.
1 person found this helpful.
age 10+
A lovely film

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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