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Parents' Guide to

Gordon Family Tree

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sweet, slow-paced family film about finding your path.

Movie NR 2014 107 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+
Great fun Friday "Flick"! I liked the ending.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

Despite its glacial pace, the movie's overall positive message should resonate with teens and parents trying to figure how to "do what you love and love what you do" when choosing a career. It's a "message movie" for people who like message movies.

For those not necessarily looking for a movie with a message, the action and the story itself don't always carry the day unless montages of the main character taking "selfies" in front of different states' "Welcome to" signs are something you enjoy. Furthermore, the movie doesn't take into account the reality that many people go through changes -- and reality issues came up time and time again with Eat, Pray, Love -- as most people can't simply quit their jobs and their lives because they're unfulfilled and hit the road. Still, if you're looking for a different choice for family movie night, Gordon Family Tree is a fine pick.

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