Parents' Guide to

The Blind

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Drama about Duck Dynasty star has substance abuse, swearing.

Movie PG-13 2023 108 minutes
The Blind Movie Poster: Amelia Eve rests her head on Aron von Andrian's chest as he looks down at her

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Great message

This is a great movie for someone who has, is, or knows someone struggling through addiction. It has faith, redemption, and love carried throughout. It is good for kids, but it depends on what they can handle. There are some scary scenes depicting abuse. Overall, a phenomenal movie that I believe everyone should watch!

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This is a compelling drama about the personal struggles and redemption of the man whose duck calls led to the popular hit reality series Duck Dynasty. Fans of that show might have already heard about Robertson's past issues related to addiction and the trauma of growing up with an unstable mother, but if you're new to his story, The Blind tells it with panache. The acting grabs you, especially as Robertson becomes more controlled by his dependency and self-loathing. As with any hero's journey, he must face his truest test -- himself -- to be able to come back from the brink.

Robertson has said that being baptized and finding God saved him from his various demons. This leads to proselytizing in the film that's both subtle and overt -- especially at the end, when the real Robertson, a Bible in his lap, talks to the camera about his personal journey, equating it to being in the grips of the devil, only to be saved by Jesus. If you're already religious or spiritual, you might feel comforted or recognize your own personal understanding of God in Robertson's words. But if you're not one for organized religion (or just don't like watching media that's intended as a preaching tool), The Blind might not be the best movie for you. Religion aside, however, The Blind can offer insight into the psychology that allows people like Robertson to feel renewed within the embrace of organized religion, especially if the message they find there helps them save themselves and their family.

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