Parents' Guide to

Disconnected (2017)

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Coming-of-age drama with a twist; some language, drinking.

Movie PG-13 2017 96 minutes
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A winning performance by young Bridger Zadina, some heartfelt moments, and an original take on the traditional coming-of-age drama should engage teens and provide for some thoughtful reflection. While the performances are uneven, writer-director Anastazja Davis has made a substantive movie with some lovely visuals, interesting directorial choices, and enough humor to leaven the seriousness of her story. In what appears, at first, to be another rebellious teen wreaking havoc while his parents are away (i.e., Ferris Bueller and Risky Business), Disconnected takes Sean Crawford on an unexpected journey. The voice-over commentary he contributes -- both funny and poignant -- gives context and intimacy to his plight. The film's exploration of parenting and the importance of honest communication make this a solid movie for family viewing, especially with young teens.

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