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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The films contain lots of messages about the importance of mammograms and other potentially preventative measures, as well as relevant statistics, etc. about breast cancer. It also underscores the fact that any person, regardless of what they do, can get the disease. It also emphasizes the importance of friends, family, and other supports.
Positive Role Models
The people battling with the disease and/or impacted in some way aren't always perfect. Some family and friends are supportive, while others have a hard time coping with the fact that their loved one has the disease.
Violence & Scariness
Contains brief scenes of physical altercations. One person uses a bat to smash windows.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contains images of woman's chest after a mastectomy, as well as brief scenes of women wearing skimpy underwear and dancing seductively. The touching and feeling of breasts in a sexual manner is also visible (but no nudity is shown). There is a reference to STDs.
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Words like "ass," "t-ts," "bastard," and "bitch" are audible.
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Products & Purchases
Ford cars logos are visible. References are made to Walgreens pharmacy. Both companies are project sponsors.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Cigarette smoking and drinking (beer, hard liquor, cocktails) visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this unique movie is actually a collection of five short films about people affected by breast cancer. It contains some sexual innuendo, strong language ("bitch," "ass," etc.), and some limited violence. Drinking and smoking is also visible. A woman's chest is shown after healing from a mastectomy. Despite these mature themes, the overall series sends very positive messages about fighting the disease, as well as the importance of getting mammograms and having the support of family and friends. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
While each film approaches the subject matter differently, all five of them take a witty and poignant look into the lives of people who have breast cancer. Each story line also incorporates a variety of facts about the disease, survival statistics, and various treatment options. But what makes the overall project successful is its powerful and very human portrayal of the emotional journey people are forced to take when they are diagnosed with and/or are fighting breast cancer.
Because the disease continues to affect the lives of millions of women (and thousands of men) world-wide, some viewers will find these films difficult to watch. But those who choose to do so will find an ensemble of creative and well-directed features that underscore the idea that despite the horror of this disease, there will always be room for hope and love while battling it.
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