A Room with a View

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

age 11+

Glorious romance most likely to appeal to older kids.

NR 1985 116 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 16+

TMI! Not for children younger than 16

A wonderful, authentic and richly made period movie depicting the mores, behaviors and wealth of the Edwardian age. It shows a young woman coming of age during her Grand Tour, with her chaperone, and Meeting her real true love on this trip. Lovely. But not for young children. There is a brief knife scene where someone gets killed, and a river scene with male frontal nudity, and a honeymoon scene. In this present age where, I believe, children are exposed too early to certain adult themes before they are mature enough to process the information, I think this movie is not for them. It would make a great talking point springboard for older teens.
age 13+

Requires maturity to appreciate

This movie is one of my all-time faves, and I first saw it at 15. I disagree with the high "sexuality" rating given by this website. Although it does emphasize "sensuality," it is not necessarily about sexuality, but rather about being fully present, knowing and expressing yourself. I have a mature 12-yr old to whom I have not yet shown it, mainly because I don't think she would enjoy the subtle satire and humorous dialogue. It is not a fast-paced movie and requires an attention span and interest in that time period (post-Victorian England). There is frontal male nudity (swimming in a pond), but completely innocent, which I don't find inappropriate. There are a couple of passionate kisses, but the one slightly intense romantic scene is at the end, between a married couple. Beautiful movie about living life fully and being true to yourself.

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