A Castle for Christmas

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Predictable romance in pretty setting; some drinking.

G 2021 99 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 12+

Way too suggestive...should not be tv-g

I don't know how this movie got through the rating system as tv-g. While nothing is technically shown in the bedroom scene, the theme of unwed sex is definitely there. Male lead character says something like "we shouldn't do this". Female lead character coyly says "yes, we definitely shouldn't do this" while leading him into his bedroom. As a parent, that content crosses way over the borderline of "G" and firmly into "PG" territory. It is definitely not the scene I want to watch with my young family gathered around me. Also, there is a scene when the lead's daughter asks if the she is drunk and she says "not anymore". So role-model drinking thematic element. And there are multiple singing and drinking scenes which are actually fun but in a definite PG kind of way. And finally, the swearing. While this film does a great job bringing Scotland's accents and unique way of speaking, the female lead has a part where she says "You really are a a**" where she says the American curse term for Scottish "arss". Once again, crossing over into the PG territory. As far as acting, I think the whole cast did well with the exception of Brooke Shields. The whole time I was actually wishing that Drew Barrymore could have played the lead character. As far as the plot, while it was pretty holiday rom-com predictable, the uniqueness and warmth of Scotland helps move the story along in a pleasing way. I would definitely rate it higher if it just was properly rated.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

The best movie in the world

I liked this movie and I have watched by far 3 times already and it’s a good movie I recommend it

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