A Secret Love

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Docu about women forced to hide relationship for 70 years.

NR 2020 83 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 1 review

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age 9+


Beautiful love story.

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Great messages
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age 10+


This documentary film is a must-watch! It is such an incredible story of two strong women who were forced to hide their love from the world for 65+ years! This is a very emotional movie, especially since the two main women who were so shunned by society are just such genuine people. Your child would greatly benefit from watching this because of the positive messages and positive role models, however, even though no things are really shown, there are references and talk of the past violence towards lesbian women such as lesbian bar raids and arrests of gay women. Also, the two women haven’t had easy lives either. They have experienced tragic deaths in the family, since they grew up during the war time. There is also the issue of parents not loving and accepting their children as they are, which is a sad theme throughout. But these two women get the happy ending they deserve, and believe me, you will be crying throughout this whole movie! Both sad and happy tears! 5 stars!!!!! By the way, the trailer posted here for the movie is wrong, you can watch the real one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghv3-lpFOcc

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: April 29, 2020
  • Director: Chris Bolan
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run time: 83 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • Last updated: March 2, 2022

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