Parents' Guide to

All the Bright Places

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mature themes, sad moments in teen romance; language.

Movie NR 2020 107 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 15+

Triggering— suicide

I haven’t actually viewed this movie but my 17 yo daughter just did and is now sobbing. There is a suicide in the movie and it is extremely triggering for kids who have lost friends or classmates to suicide.
age 12+

Great movie! Has good lesson for kids!

Let me just start by saying I really enjoyed this movie.It was well written, And the actors were great!I enjoyed how they made the characters not perfect, And showed how we all need that special someone to help us get threw rough times and help us with our problems.Also how we all need that someone to rely on.i think you should be at least 12 to watch this, Because this movie is pretty heavy. Some of the characters struggle with depression and have contemplated suicide. As for Language the F word is used many times as well as Sh*t and H*ll. As for sexual content you see couples kissing, At one point you see a couple having sex but no nudity is shown.Over all great movie definitely recommend!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (28 ):

Two talented young actors bring emotional depth to a movie that seeks to enlighten audiences about an increasingly complex and fragile teen world. All the Bright Places asserts that teen romcoms, while fun and distracting, aren't the only movies that matter to young audiences. Though the issues considered are familiar ones (grief, mental illness, bullying), the movie has original multidimensional characters and is both graceful and moving. Fans of the book may miss the back-and-forth of two narratives (Violet's and Finch's voices) telling the story, but director Brett Haley does a solid job of balancing the film's points of view.

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