Paper Moon

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Tatum O'Neal's smoke- and booze-filled caper.

PG 1973 102 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

It's all about Tatum

Yes, of course Tatum O'Neal is great, but it is difficult to think fondly of this film when there has been so much tumultuous lives wrapped up around it. Perhaps one day we can have ethical representations of children in films, without all of the disfunction. This film relies completely on Tatum O'Neal. Ryan O'Neal does, well, what he does from Love Story to Irreconcilable Differences...that thing he does, you know with his face. She drives it, holds it together, and brings the emotion, the pathos and brings the viewers along on a stylized bumpy ride (and that's good).
age 13+

Excellent story

Excellent film made by a terrific director. An unlikely friendship and alliance between two interesting and fascinating characters. It is set in a different era, so should not be equated with current norms. It is a classic film and a heartwarming story.

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