Change of Plans

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

age 10+

Inspiring movie about family ties involves loss of a parent.

NR 2011 100 minutes

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Based on 3 reviews

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age 18+


This movie, as shown in its DVD cover, is not the child-appropriate movie reviewed here. SAME TITLE, VERY DIFFERENT FILM. The movie cover shown is a French language movie, Le Code a Changé, "a change in the plan", and is **completely inappropriate,** even for teens, let alone 10 year olds as indicated. The movie's setting is a dinner party of friends and acquaintances, where the back stories are their severe marital and family difficulties and, especially, extramarital affairs, including among the dinner's attendees. So, not for children -- unless your aim is clever French repartee laced with expletives and double entendre, where at least the expletives are clearly translated in the English subtitles.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 9+
Really sweet show about a married couple who get their priorities in order amidst a life change forced on them. Also engaging and some entertaining music. My 12-year-old daughter and I enjoyed it together and now have purchased it to have in the home.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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