House of Sand and Fog

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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age 17+

Serious and thoughtful; for mature teens+.

R 2003 125 minutes

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age 15+

Perfect for Mature Teens and Adults

Very good emotional drama between two families and the struggle for this house. Some mild language with about 7 F words in all but 2 sex scenes in which one is mildly graphic. 5/5 :)

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age 17+

Incredibly depressing

This is an excellent film. Its very deep but extremly dark and depressing. Violence: Extreme. Characters attempt or commit suicide and nearly all characters are killed. Overall, the theme of the movie is very dark and depressing. Language: Some f-words but the swearing is not frequent. Sexual content: One brief scene. Drug Content: A character becomes an alcoholic. A character attemps suicide by swallowing a bunch of pills. This is an excellent film but is very dark and not for kids.

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