The Family Man

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

age 13+

Warmhearted tale about second chances; some sex, profanity.

PG-13 2000 125 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Looks can be deceiving

It looked like it was going to be a light romantic take on It’s a Wonderful Life and in a kind of was. The story was progressing along and all very PG -PG13ish when all of a sudden out of the blue the characters are swearing a blue streak without any need to bring development to the story. He’s also thinking of cheating on his beautiful devoted wife. Thankfully, His best friend tells him, he’d be making the mistake of his life!

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 12+

Wow it is good

This movie was great one of those movies where an angel changes your life and you didn’t even expect it.

This title has:

Great messages

Movie Details

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