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Parent reviews for A Brilliant Young Mind

Common Sense says

Affecting drama about math whiz tackles loss, special needs.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 4 reviews
Adult Written byColin B. May 21, 2018

Covers a lot

Beautiful and sensitive in addressing very real issues kids and the adults in their lives go through. Positive AA group spin and the need for adult companionship over sex. I loved the Chinese culture which was portrayed well.
Parent of a 9, 11, 15, and 17 year old Written byHadi S September 12, 2016

Swearing, sad, yet amazingly good

A Brilliant Young Mind is a compelling drama about a 15 year old mathematician with autism. I think it would be better for 14 year olds because of some depressing scenes, including an autistic boy cutting himself after being bullied. There is a car crash scene that is very upsetting - more in an emotional way. Another troubling factor was the swearing. I think it's okay to let pre-teens and teens get used to hearing some language so they don't come across as shocked and confused when it is used, but if you disagree, there are three uses of "f--king" (one by a child), one use of "s--t", and two uses of "dick" (one as an insult).

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