John Q

Movie review by Afsheen Nomai, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Thought-provoking. Too intense for young teens.

PG-13 2002 116 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 12+

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age 15+

Speaks Volumes

I think a film like this is very important to look at when it comes to American healthcare. The fact this film is fairly realistic is sad. There are many people who die in this country because they do not have the money. Keep in mind, also, that this movie was made in 2002. Pre-obamacare. Next time you complain about obamacare, think of this film. There were many things mentioned in this movie that obamacare eliminated. When is America going to finally wake up and realize how much we need universal healthcare? This movie was great and very thought provoking. I think we all can agree that is not right to let a child die because they simply cannot pay for it. It breaks my heart to watch this movie and think, if this family was real, and they were in a different country, everything would be just fine. His father would not have to go to extreme measures. No money involved. The American healthcare system is sick and inhumane, and this movie is reminder of that.

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