Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Stellar literary adaptation too mature for kids.

R 2007 123 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 31 reviews

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age 17+

Heart Wrenching Passionate Romance

The movie was very good. But, heartbreaking. It definitely shows how one mistake can make your life miserable. And how what started as an immature romance ended as a passionate relationship. In summary: The war scenes have the violence and mostly all the swearing, such as soldiers constantly dropping f-bombs. There is one very brief sex scene in the library with the two main characters, and a flash of a rape scene by the lake. Every character in the movie is always seen with a cigarette in their mouth, and scenes with alcohol(especially a few of the war scenes.). Overall it is a passionate romance, that shows the importance of honesty, and how one mistake, could lead to a lie, that could permanently destroy your life and countless others.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

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