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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Love conquers all. Love hurts.
Positive Role Models
An artist does nothing to make it economically possible to support the woman he wants to marry.
Violence & Scariness
People repeatedly try to yank a kid's hand out of a hole unsuccessfully. People threaten to slap each other.
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"Motherf----r" and "ass."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults smoke cigarettes. A drunk sleeps in his car and offers alcohol to a small boy, but is swatted away.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the title 15 August (in Marathi with English subtitles) is a reference to India's Independence Day, when neighbors and families gather to celebrate the country's independence and the sacrifices made by patriots. Arranged marriage is the subject. A lower-income couple desperately wants to marry off an attractive daughter to a wealthy suitor from the United States. But the daughter is in love with a local guy, an artist with neither prospects nor ambitions for financial stability. All around, neighbors prepare to celebrate the holiday, demonstrating communal cooperation, nosiness, and well-wishing. Language includes "f--k" and "ass." A boy's hand gets stuck in a hole. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This Indian comedy isn't for everyone. There's a sweetness and innocence to 15 August that could be appealing, but the large cast of characters, jokes that only Indian audiences will understand, and two-hour-plus length make this a tough sell to American audiences. The comedy is broad, with pontificating know-it-all-neighbors, arguing parents, mischievous kids, and old guys whining about the way things used to be. When the boy's hand gets stuck in the hole, it's with a sinking feeling that one realizes the entire movie will be taken up with the mini-drama of getting that hand out.
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