Heart of Champions

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Choppy rowing drama has lessons in leadership; drinking.

PG-13 2021 119 minutes

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Very inspiring performance by Michael Shannon as the coach in a good sports movie

1. First off - Michael Shannon's performance is inspiring and moving. As a military veteran, I was moved to tears at one point. 2. There are multiple instances of cursing, but only one "F" bomb muttered in passing early in the film. The rest is more mild, with numerous occasions where "sh--t" is used to establish a locker room atmosphere. Otherwise the cursing is less intense than what many teenagers might hear daily in the schoolyard or on the internet. 3. There is a very brief moment of a male character's bare backside during an outdoor streaking scene. 4. Three scenes portray heavy drinking that happens among college students, but the film also shows increasingly negative consequences of heavy drinking. In this way, the movie stands out as better than many others in showing the negative aspects of heavy alcohol consumption. Overall - I think the movies is a positive and inspiring sports drama, and appropriate for teenagers 13+

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