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By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Angelic miniseries pits good against evil.

Movie NR 2006 2477 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Not so much a family movie

This is a great little ABC Family 'mini-series' broken into three parts, which aired in 2006. This is a little less of a 'family' movie, and more of a excellent flick for older teens/adults. [Note: Spoilers below] Throughout the movie, violence is definitely present. In the beginning of the first chapter, there is a bit of bullying from the school jocks, one of them referencing to a bullied teen about his penis size that might go over younger kid's heads. Aaron, the main character, ends up choking the bully with a little too much force and doesn't pull away until a bit of time has passed. Gabriel, Aaron's dog gets hit by a car and there is a bit of blood surrounding him. His soul is shown leaving his body. Aaron is crying and in distress but ultimately ends up bringing Gabriel back to life. Aaron's therapist end's up being incinerated in his chair. Battles between Aaron and Angel's are had. Ezekiel who becomes a beloved mentor to Aaron gets his wings cut off. In the second chapter, Azazel, a fallen angel is introduced. Almost immediately after being released from imprisonment, he seeks out an old girlfriend, and they begin heavily making out. They are panting and moaning while being mounted and pushed up against the wall. They reference toward sex. Afterwards he plays pool and says he will give Gina (old girlfriend) 'for a night' to the winner. The next day he is shown in bed with Gina, both of them in underwear. She kisses his bare skin suggestively. They talk of infidelity and her having 'needs' after he was locked up for 5,000 years. Later in the movie, he propositions a waitress, calling her a wench after having sex with her. Underage drinking is shown at a bar after using fake ID's. A fight breaks out, and once again Aaron takes it overboard, repeatedly hitting someone, scaring people around him. Overall the movie is not something I would allow my child to see until he is older. There may not be 'too much sex' but the innuendos are strong, along with raunchy behavior. A man grinding into a woman is something I as a parent would want to know beforehand. 12 or 13 years old should be fine, depending on how much you want to expose them to and their maturity level to handle such raunchiness.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (4):
Kids say (1):

Because Fallen deals with otherworldly goings on, it might take younger viewers a while to get the gist of the story. What's more, there's quite a bit of violence, mostly involving martial arts and flamethrowers. But Aaron is a great role model: He sticks up for classmates who are picked on, treats his family with respect, and is dedicated to both athletics (wrestling) and academics.

Rounding out the cast are Rick Worthy, who plays Camael, an angel charged with delivering Corbett his news; and Chelah Horsdal and Russell Porter, who play Aaron's adoptive parents Lori and Tom Corbett. Of course, no TV movie would be compete without a little romance, so Fernanda Andrade takes on the role of Aaron's budding love interest, Portuguese teen Vilma.

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