Boys State

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Teens make like political pros in insightful documentary.

PG-13 2020 109 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 13+

Riveting documentary about politics, adolescence, and leadership

We watched this with our 15yo son and found it deeply compelling. Our son had to be reminded that the film is following real events and real people, not with scripts and actors -- he noted that this really added something in terms of the suspense and unpredictability. Like the participants, we didn't know how this would turn out and it's amazing to watch them deal with this uncertainty in their hopes, strategies, interactions. There's a lot that's predictably upsetting, but also much that is unexpectedly hopeful. The evolving reflections of the young people on what was going on adds an added layer of depth and discovery. Highly recommended.

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