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Parents' Guide to

Hamlet and Hutch

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Alzheimer's drama has strong messages, mature themes.

Movie NR 2014 90 minutes
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HAMLET AND HUTCH provides some good family fodder. It explores the complications of intergenerational family ties in a way that's direct and honest but not too dark and manages to blend a lot of layers: elder care issues, the role of dogs in elder care, the issues of being a single mom, and the importance of hobbies and art, particularly as we get older, in giving us a sense of connectedness and community. That said, these are still heavy themes -- past complications in family life surface, from bad relationships between parents and children to issues left unresolved when parents pass away. Lots of good substance here, but best for older kids.

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