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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Morally grounded kids in the hood come of age.

Movie PG-13 2006 105 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Great movie

I saw it on tv and they cut out almost all the inepropiate content.If you dont want your child seeing all of that watch it on tv and stop complaining,gosh!

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Engaging, bright, and energetic, ATL follows a conventional coming-of-age plot, while also complicating the usual tale of kids coming up in the hood. Rashad's voiceover provides a central-ish point of view, though the film cuts all over the place, including life lessons for his friends and family as well.

While the movie shows a range of ambitions and self-performances, by kids and adults, it doesn't judge them, but considerers how they come to see options. Certainly, Rashad's art gets the most play, but all of them create their own identities through the work they do and the relationships they forge. Sometimes too earnest, mostly complicated, and always generous, ATL never loses sight of this truth, that the kids' experiences and decisions have contexts.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 29, 2006
  • On DVD or streaming: July 18, 2006
  • Cast: Keith David , Lauren London , Tip T.I. Harris
  • Director: Chris Robinson
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 105 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: for drug content, language, sexual material and some violence.
  • Last updated: June 20, 2023

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