Against the Sun

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Teamwork and hope in intense WWII lifeboat drama.

PG 2015 100 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 10+

A very good film

It was a great film about a true story I enjoyed it there is some parts that are a little tragic but nothing to serious

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age 2+


I just wanted to reach out to you with some updates!! Regarding "AGAINST THE SUN" and "The Raft" book. June 2016 / The "Grandson" of "Gene Aldrich" and "nephew" of "Tony Pastula" is a: Hollywood, Actor . Model . Singer . Voice Overs and Show Host who is slowly working his way to the top. he has credits on the IMDB (Internet Movie database) and goes by the stage name of: Prince Jordan Tyson additionally the Major Motion Picture Movie made about the book "The Raft". was called: "Against the Sun" was a huge success.. Gene Aldrich's Grandson and Tony Pastula's Nephew named (Prince Jordan Tyson) is available for: interviews, Modeling, Acting, Singing,Photographs, lectures, teachings and seminars. He currently lives in Beverly hills, California: Mailing address: 269 s. Beverly Drive #112 Beverly Hills, California 90212 website is: email: [email protected]

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