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(out of 3 reviews)
AGE
16
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Parent of a 11 and 16 year old Written bylightworker23 December 29, 2013
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Inspiring, well-made film with important message

Dallas Buyers Club is an inspiring film based on a true story. If you skip the two graphic sex scenes in the beginning, it's appropriate for 16 and up. (There's one more brief sex scene later on.) It's an important story, excellently acted and directed. The script is terrific. It's moving and inspiring without being overly sentimental or manipulative. The arc of the main character is powerful and inspiring.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byshashank February 7, 2014
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

Amazing Performances by McConaughey & Leto

This is a good film to just see what amount of hard work they both put in the film. This film taught us to never give up whatever be the problem there is always a way to get out of it. It's not a great film but you can watch it for the acting of it's two leads and for the positive message it taught us.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byDan G. February 6, 2014
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

Probably should be NC-17, and certainly not for children

This movie has extremely explicit sexual scenes in it. There are graphic one night stands depicting people having sexual intercourse with full frontal male and female nudity, masterbation, homosexual behavior, and the vulgar and profane language common to R and NC-17 rated movies. The biggest problem with this movie is that even though it shows the extreme damages to individuals and society from irresponsible sexual behavior, it does not connect the dots, instead painting those that make extremely poor choices about their behavior as 'victims'. And not victims of the natural consequences of their own behavior, but victims of the establishment, or 'the man'. The message is clearly, "If you do stupid things, blame others when the consequences come back to bite you, never accept responsibility, and demand that others take responsibility for helping correct the problems that you created for yourself." Not a good message for children, even for adults.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking