America the Beautiful

Movie review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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age 14+

Probing docu about society's obsession with looks.

R 2008 105 minutes

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Its really good but its missing the message of how God, the One who created us, sees us... The inappropriateness in the film is brief throughout (although, the plastic surgery scenes are harsh) they show how serious media affects everyone. Most seems reasonable within the context of the documentary. I wont be allowing my 9 year old to watch it until I feel hes of mental maturity and even then, I will most likely show something more Christian based.

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