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By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Slow-moving Nigerian drama about sexual harassment, assault.

Movie NR 2020 151 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+
A convincing but harrowing film about male abuse of power over women. Flawlessly acted with gorgeous scenery. A tale set in Nigeria and Senegal which is interesting but applies to women worldwide.

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Kids say: Not yet rated

This earnest movie thoughtfully and quietly tells a story based on real events and raises lots of issues about sexual harassment and assault that are important to understand and talk about. Citation is told in a very serious and even-handed way, but that unfortunately weakens the emotional impact of the characters and the story. The pace is very slow and serious, so at about 2.5 hours long viewers may feel restless at times. Several extended scenes, like the concert and the martial arts black belt match and ceremony, do little to add to the story.

There are lots of issues it's important for teens and young adults to think about, like relationships where one person has a lot more power than the other, blaming the victim, institutional bias, and more. But the slow pace, serious tone, and length may limit teen appeal. Mature themes surrounding sexual harassment and attempted rape make it best for teens and up.

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