At Any Price

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

age 17+

Indie drama's messages undercut by weak story, racy content.

R 2013 105 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Somewhat Enjoyable.

Pretty good film! 3.5 stars if I could. The story was interesting and held my attention. I watched this on a whim without really knowing much about it. If you like movies with a farm/agricultural feel with a troubled son & father relationship added into the mix, then you may enjoy it too. It's basically about a family who owns a farm, growing corn, and competing with other farmers. Henry (Dennis Quaid) is cheating on his wife, he gets himself into trouble when he's caught selling genetically manufactured seeds. If that is not enough for him, his youngest son Dean (Zac Efron) wants nothing to do with the farming business or his father even after Henry offers to give him the farm. Dean prefers racing cars and getting into trouble. But when things go way too far including cheating on his girlfriend and later being dumped by her, Dean finds himself in a scary situation involving a fight with another racer that actually brings him and his father somewhat closer. The story has a lot of drama, Zac Efron was no different in this than any other film he's done with minimal emotion in his acting. His character is very selfish, shallow and arrogant and he never seems to lose the attitude. However, great cast! Language is strong with several f-words followed by more common cursing. Violence has arguing, racing cars and a crash, a fight with pushing and shoving, hitting and a hammer is bashed into a characters head. A gun is used to shoot the front window of a store and something is stolen. Sexual content has nudity in a porn magazine, two couples kiss and embrace when she takes off her top but no nudity, a man cheats on his wife with another woman and sex is implied with moaning at one point, the same woman seduces a younger guy and he straddles her from behind - you see her hand on the wall and hear moaning. There is drinking but not frequent. Certainly not for kids or anyone under 16!!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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