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Changing Hearts

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Family drama has positive messages but heavy themes.

Movie NR 2012 90 minutes
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The plot gives viewers more to chew on than the acting or production, which sometimes feel deliberately cheap and green-screened. CHANGING HEARTS explores interesting themes about family, particularly how we balance who we are and want to become with our obligations to those we love. Older kids closer to leaving the nest may appreciate those conflicts between living your life and serving your family, but for younger kids, the illness, drinking problems, and deep wounds of sibling rivalry portrayed here are too intense.

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