Handsome Devil

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Insightful but mature Irish coming-of-age drama.

NR 2016 95 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 12+

A quirky, modern spin w/a classic narrative arch

I previewed this on my own before showing my 12yo, who can get very fearful about stories involving bullying of gay kids. I loved it! It has the feel of a rom-com without the "rom." At its core, its a story about friendship and finding your own voice. What I particularly appreciated is that the gay characters are themselves whole and interesting and not the stereotypical comic relief so often mined in Hollywood comedies.

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age 10+
After watching it with my wife, we decide to suggest it to the children as a Saturday Night Family Movie. During the day we went to the Pride and we thought this was a good ending for a 'respect boosting day'. A bit too much swearing and some fights, so I would recommend watching the movie with the children, but definitely a great movie to watch together to discuss bullying, sexual identity, friendship... And it's aldo light, enjoyable and funny.

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