Parents' Guide to

Caught by a Wave

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Teens in love must face illness; some mature themes.

Movie NR 2021 99 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

I loved this movie and I watch a lot of movies. The actors were real and had strong chemistry. I recommend it!!!

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With two attractive leads as star-crossed lovers, this story goes down easy. Concerned parents, dire illness in youth, and first love all combine to make this the kind of story that could appeal to young viewers and also provoke thoughts on mortality and the preciousness of life. Caught by a Wave handles both illness and love with equal sensitivity, comparing favorably with The Fault in Our Stars. Both films may stimulate an awareness of human fragility, something young healthy teens may not otherwise consider.

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