Before I Fall

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

age 14+

Mix of iffy behavior, strong messages in well-acted YA tale.

PG-13 2017 99 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 31 reviews

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age 15+

Not exactly for the younger generation but overall masterpiece

Before I Fall is a great movie. It is very inspiring and emotional. I have never seen a movie with such a satisfyingly emotional ending. I promise if you watch this movie, you will have tears. Now, for a family movie Before I Fall isn't the best way to go. There is an intense bullying scene with lots of language. Sexual innuendo is referenced, and even a reference to blowing. Younger children might be scared; suicide is attempted and portrayed, as well as death. F-bomb is dropped. Okay 15 and up.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 15+

Not for tweens!

The trailer for this movie looks like a cross between Mean Girls and Groundhog Day. Since it's rated PG-13 I thought I'd be ok bringing two thirteen year olds to it. It is not a young teen movie! To be fair we only watched the first 15 minutes because I made the girls leave the movie but in that time the little mean girl group discussed sex, condoms, drunkenness on top of the obligatory name calling of the "different" kid and spent a fair amount of time getting a friend ready to lose her virginity! Even if it turns out happy in the end and they make different choices blah blah blah I would never recommend this movie for anyone under 15 or 16.

This title has:

Too much sex
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