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Common Sense Media says

Moving but slightly graphic; mature teens only.

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(out of 6 reviews)
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Adult Written bylr April 9, 2008
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Sweet, odd

The children were the high point of the film. I told my middle-school-aged daughters to hide their eyes during the sex scene. Otherwise, although the story was a combination of gritty and unreal, it was heart-warming.
Teen, 14 years old Written bySpicykitten October 4, 2014
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12
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Eh it was okay, it was super sad and there were a few...sexual scenes but other wise it was oakly

What other families should know
Too much swearing
Adult Written byClairecsf May 29, 2011
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17
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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.
Teen, 15 years old Written bybananalover March 25, 2011
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12
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really good but excitingly sad

i loev this movie and it is so sad! sob sob sob!!!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Adult Written byjcarole April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Moving, Family Values

The themes in this movie are intense but really meaningful and speak to family values and what life is about. There were many times I thought something bad was going to happen and it just didn't - so watch knowing things are okay. Even the death scene is handled with love and respect. It is a wonderful movie for anyone with daughters, anyone who's had to live through a loss and who understand how love wills out over all things. Bring Kleenex.
Parent of a 7 year old Written byeswanson April 9, 2008
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Very moving film

I agree with one of the other reviewers - what you expect will not necessarily happen so keep watching. And get out the tissues! This movie deals with big themes - poverty, social isolation, illness, death - making it a very useful vehicle for discussing tough subjects with your teenager. There is a pretty intense sex scene that you may want to fast forward but overall, it's an excellent film. The fact that it's a true story makes it all the more powerful.