Detachment

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Mature drama is more introspective than inspirational.

NR 2012 97 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

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age 10+

Ten and up

There was a bit of sexualness but it wasn't as bad as what people are saying it was a positive movie and i wouldnt mind having my 10 year old daughter. Though some references would go right over her head

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age 15+

This is reality...

Detachment was not bad at all, after reading some great online reviews I gave it a shot and liked it, however, it's much different than anything I've seen. The setting, atmosphere of the film, storyline...etc. It deals with a lot of emotional issues and problems people go through on a daily basis, it's strong and disturbing. One man, Mr. Barthes (Adrien Brody), is a good down to earth kind of guy who helps to change people's lives while working as a substitute teacher in New York. He meets a variety of people who all seem to take to him, allowing him to nudge himself into their daily problems and help make the best of it. But he doesn't always make the wisest decisions when one of his students commits suicide right in front of him, his feelings about everything changes. It's really a good look at some of life's issues and what people go through even when they keep it a secret. It's depressing throughout most of the film but there is a little light at the end of the tunnel. Great acting and awesome cast! Language is very strong and frequent mostly by teens. Violence includes a disturbing act of male students beating a cat inside of a bag with blood shown, a graphic and gory suicide, loud arguments and cruel remarks about others, a woman appears to have cuts and bruises on her body (references to rape), references to death, teens fight. Sexual content includes a porn mag looked at by a male senior with nudity but ends quick, a teen prostitute hassles a man - she's later shown going down on a guy (you hear him moan but no nudity), a senior lady is shown fully naked sitting down, a woman wears skimpy clothing, a woman gets the wrong impression when she walks in on a teacher hugging one of his crying students. There is prescription drug use and alcohol, also a scene of smoking. Not suitable for younger teens, 16 and up is fair.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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