Betty & Coretta

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Moving tribute to two civil rights widows' legacies.

PG 2013 120 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

Hits a lot of touchy topics - better for older kids

So I was expecting some violence related to civil rights and obviously assassinations of MLK and Malcom X, but this movie included references to sexual affairs, showed mental health/drug struggles, bugging homes for secret recordings, jail, house fires (including Betty dying as a result of her grandson setting fire to their home), etc. All historically accurate, but just better for older kids. Mine were a bit overwhelmed by this movie. I was looking for some MLK history, but this was maybe a bit too mature for them.

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