Far from the Madding Crowd

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

age 13+

Strong female role model in emotional literary adaptation.

PG-13 2015 119 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+

Great Storytelling with ADULT Themes

I love this movie and own it, but if I let the kids watch it with me, we skip over several scenes. There is a scene where a man gropes a woman’s crotch without consent, and it’s portrayed as a seductive/awakening element. Unwed mother and child death, attempted suicide, lust, murder, and spousal abuse are all themes that are detailed. The drinking song after the wedding is sexually explicit also. Aside from these themes, the story is compelling and shows a variety of men - good and bad, and it’s quite obvious which type is which. It is feminist, but it also shows that men and women need to use their strengths to complement one another. That being said, I previewed it and knew which scenes to skip in order to enjoy the compelling story with my teen/tween kids. This can easily be done if you’ve previewed it.

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age 14+

Amazing exceptional best movie I have seen in long time!

It is an amazing romantic drama that keeps you at the edge of your seat. 3 different men want her affections and one will win. Roller coaster of emotions. Nice surprise and unexpected twists make it a great movie. I watched it with my 14 yr old daughter and we both loved it. Total chick- flick. Five Stars!

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