Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Brooding, play-based drama isn't for kids.

PG-13 2008 104 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 15+


I thought it was an okay movie, but a little dull and somewhat slow. The concept is excellent (set in the 60's) and the actors were great (Loving Amy Adams!) however it isn't something that I'd watch again. Kids and some teens may not be interested as the theme is kind of complex - no sex, not much violence and very mild language. I'd say it's safe for 15+ viewers!
age 16+

Good for older teens, but iffy for younger teens and not for kids

This was a great movie. There was nothing graphic shown or talked about, but the theme of child molestation is for more mature teens. The movie's theme about whether to act on gut feelings versus factual evidence was thought provoking and a good message. It also showed how acting on gut suspicion can lead to consequences effecting other peoples lives. Meryl Streep was awesome as the strict and unemotional nun. I think my 16 yr old daughter will enjoy this and it will be something for her to think about. I don't think my 13 year old son would enjoy it - it's a bit slow for him.

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