Dear Ex

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Boy copes with mourning his gay dad; cursing, violence.

NR 2018 100 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Very biased ratings on commonsensemedia

I find it hard to believe that this site gives one star for “great role models.” The movie does a great job of conveying a heroism that lies within imperfect and biased human beings. Role models need—and ought— not be perfect. Also, in an era in which people are grappling with issues of sexual identity increasingly early on, this site’s suggested age of 16 seems ludicrously high. Minors need to learn that sex is not a bad thing. It’s normal. And this film does a fine job of conveying this message. Lastly, it’s hard to believe that such low ratings given by this site are justified in light of such scanty evidence and argumentation. The vast majority of reviews found on reputable sites online are overwhelmingly positive, and many of the objections that this site has to Dear Ex have been addressed by movie critics.

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