In America

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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age 15+

Moving but slightly graphic; mature teens only.

PG-13 2003 103 minutes

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age 13+

A good movie for family discussion

I can’t believe that whoever wrote on this does not feel that there are any positive characters or messages in this movie. Mateo is an extremely positive character, seemingly troubled at first, but one of those “got to get to know them” people. The two little girls, one who is the narrator for the movie, almost the utmost definition of positive. The positive message of never letting life get you down. It could always be worse, but especially if you stop trying. Facing what you don’t want of face can sometimes be that roadblock, which in a moment in the movie, becomes a center of that theme. Whoever commented and rated this for Common Sense, please be sure from now on you eat or whatever you need to do to be in a better mood when you are reviewing to be a critic. As for the age, this movie, though it has very young characters in the movie, is definitely not for younger viewers, not so much for content, sex scenes can be fast forwarded through and doing so in the case of this movie will take nothing away from the plot. But the themes in this movie are much to complex for younger viewers, harder to judge if they get it. But definitely a movie that can be watched with your teenagers and good for long discussions afterwards.
age 17+

In America good movie

This movie, I Think is a very good movie. But talk to your older children about it afterwards...I would not recommend it for young children.

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