Kill Your Darlings

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Docudrama digs into early Beat history with sex and drugs.

R 2013 104 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 18+

More sex than plot

The acting was magnificent from all characters, and the casting was excellent. The drug use might be PG-13, and there's enough swearing to garner an R rating, but the sexual content is completely inappropriate for minors. The sexual acts—and there are many—were performed out of eroticism rather than love. Not one relationship portrayed in the film is a healthy one. The creativity of the Beats is shown here to be entirely drug-induced. I finished the movie feeling not inspired by artistry, as I'd expected, but feeling sorry for all of these men and how screwed up their lives were. I know great art is born out of longing or suffering, but this movie left me with no hope.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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