Parents' Guide to

Fingersmith

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Twisty period drama has dark tone, mature sexual themes.

Movie NR 2005 180 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

This gothic novel turned into a serialized show is appropriate for 12-14+ It involves romance, theft and deception but in the end love always wins.

Is It Any Good?

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For ardent fans of BBC costume dramas, Fingersmith looks like an obvious pick. But if you aren't familiar with the miniseries' source material, you might be in for a surprise when it comes to the plot. After all, lesbian love affairs aren't typically the stuff such miniseries are made of.

Aside from the same-sex romance, however, there's a whole lot more to the story, and it's told effectively with clever plot twists and switches of perspective that deliver a sufficiently juicy tale of greed, deception, and mistaken identity. Jane Austen it's definitely not, but for the right age group, it's a bloody good time.

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