Secondhand Lions

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

age 10+

Charming family movie for tweens and up.

PG 2003 111 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 18+

The Lord's name in vain!!!

Very disappointed that the Lords name is taken in vain and the swearing in this movie...wonderful story...swearing is unecessary. I dont watch movies that taje the Lords name in vain, and this isnt mentioned in parents guide

This title has:

Too much swearing
6 people found this helpful.
age 5+
I’m pretty conservative when it comes to entertainment for my kids and I found this movie ok for 5+, my 5yr old loved it… there is some mild language but it isn’t glorified and caught no ones attention. The comment “did you order a hooker” about the boys mom was the only cringeworthy moment but it didn't raise any questions. Sexual content is what I primarily try to protect me kids from and the was essentially none; a passionate kiss between Hub and his wife; the woman he loved all his life. There is a lot to like about this movie, it leaves you with some things to think about and it is likely it will make your kids feel things- which to me is the whole point of a film worth my time. The comic book style “violence” was not a point of concern to me as it was mild and my girls aren’t bothered by non-graphic violence ( eg The Hobbit) … if your kids are it might be good exposure therapy so they can live life without being anxious and overwhelmed by mild violence. Violence is natural to children anyway, they will hit and fight all on there own; sex and objectification is not… that is all learned behavior and values that I try to protect polluting their minds to so that they can at least grow up knowing what is true and beautiful about human sexuality before they learn about all the perversions of it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.

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