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After Class

By Tracey Petherick, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Provocative family dramedy has sex talk, strong language.

Movie NR 2019 93 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Justin Longs best

One of Justin Longs best performances! The start of the movie shows Justin in his class (he's the professor) a CREATIVE writing class one of his students talks about a sexual experience no big deal they're in their 20s they're far from kids. This being said he's called to the office to discuss this issue and how a student found it "triggering" this is an issue with kids these days they find the simplest things "triggering" basically ends with the student complaining saying how it brought tragic evens up for her because Justin "pressures" the other student to talk about it. Being a victim myself this has happened to me and it's never "triggered" me. That being said BEST MOVIE EVER! it touches family values and brings a "broken" family together during the worst time ever loosing a loved one. I highly recommend it unless you're easily a cry baby and get "triggered" over every day life! RAISE YOUR KIDS RIGHT PEOPLE DONT RAISE EM TO BE P****S!

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A bittersweet combination of big-hearted family drama and intense examination of diversity and inclusion, this comedy-drama is understated but nonetheless beguiling. On one hand, After Class asks big questions about privilege, empathy, and truth. But on the other, it's all about the day-to-day dynamic of family life. With lots of dialogue, a New York City setting, and an undeniably indie vibe, it's no surprise there have been comparisons with Woody Allen.

Brilliantly acted, with notably unassuming yet stand-out performances from Long, Cohen, and Schiff, this is thought-provoking stuff in which even the most likable characters are flawed and the most contentious have your sympathy. Without shying away from controversial subject matter -- sexual abuse, white privilege, death -- it maintains a rationality, examining the balance between expressing yourself honestly and causing offense. Framed within the touching, often humorous, story of a family rallying around their dying grandmother, the movie leaves us contemplating the fundamental value of empathy.

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