Parents' Guide to

Beyond the Universe

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Romantic Brazilian melodrama has sex, death.

Movie NR 2022 127 minutes

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Best movie I've seen in 24 months

Brilliant movie. Great theme. Well played out. Genuine relationships portrayed. Loved it

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Melodrama teetering toward telenovela, this Brazilian romance stays afloat thanks to its charismatic young stars. For Beyond the Universe to work, you definitely have to suspend disbelief and just go along for the ride. But there's an element of magic here that suggests the filmmakers were hoping you would do precisely that. Be and Zaga make a stunning couple and their quick fall in love is sweet and youthful. Some of the attempts at humor fall flat, and better editing could have brought the film down from a long two hours. But the story's heart is in the right place, and the film captures a romantic Sao Paulo with saturated colors popping around concrete buildings and skies burning a sunset orange.

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