Movie review by Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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age 13+

Humanizing look at start of civil rights movement.

NR 2001 118 minutes

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age 11+

more interesting for adults than for kids

While there's little in this movie that is inappropriate for older kids, it was not engaging for my 12-year-old, and I don't think that it would be for most kids and teens unless they had a very big interest in civil rights history. The movie has a lot of dialog, and a documentary like style. Within the dialog we learn about different angles the adults were thinking of as they approached this boycott that became a movement. As an adult, I found those nuances fascinating, but my son was bored, and I think he would have absorbed more from a movie that either told the story more quickly or had more of a story. I found the documentary style somewhat intellectually interesting, but also distracting and sometimes confusing--for example sometimes there was a jumping around in time. I think this added to the difficulty my son had engaging in the movie.

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