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Kids say

(out of 8 reviews)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
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Teen, 14 years old Written byHappilyEverAfter April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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It was touching...

I liked this movie because it was neat how a man who had such a different perspective in the beginning of the movie than he did when it ended. I was surprised at how much courage the little boy had when he got up on stage and basically surrendered his diginity by singing his mom's favorite song at the school concert because he wanted to make his mom happy. A great family movie even though the language is strong for a PG13 movie.
Teen, 13 years old Written byeteichert April 9, 2008
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A perfect Comedy/Drama! A Triumph!

This movie, though containing strong language and mild sexual references, is a movie everyone (And I mean EVERYONE) should see at some point in their lives! ABOUT A BOY is a charming, funny film that can teach even the most mature of us a valuable lesson: Youre never too old to grow up.
Teen, 14 years old Written byswagshyguy15 December 22, 2013
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Great Film

This film is pretty good. It has a bittersweet ending and doesn't flinch in the intensity of bullying and also the value of honesty. The story is original, and very well-executed.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byNarwhalLover13 October 12, 2013
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Ina-pro-pro

Very inappropriate for kids
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old January 13, 2013
AGE
13
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About a boy

Very sweet comedy about friendship.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byJadenp February 7, 2011
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
It was very good, however there is lots of strong language throughout. There are actually 3 F-words, not two like the review says. One of them is a little bit hard to hear, but spottable. The other two are very clear. Also, throughout there are many "bugger"s, "sh--"s, d-mn, h-ll, "bloody" (which in england is a strong profanity), and many other swear words.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 9 years old April 2, 2010
AGE
12
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About A Boy

Rated PG-13 For Brief Strong Language And Some Thematic Elements
What other families should know
Great role models
Kid, 12 years old June 9, 2009
AGE
12
QUALITY