Life in a Day

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

age 12+

Insightful docu features thousands of YouTube clips.

PG-13 2011 93 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 10+


PERFECTO! makes you appreciate life more.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
age 12+

A great snapshot of our world

This is a phenominal project that puts together footage from all over the world. By the way, it is not YouTube videos, but rather a project of collaboration from videographers, and regular people all around the world. It has also continued annually and people can sign up to participate. It really tells a great story if you look beyond the simple clips.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: July 24, 2011
  • On DVD or streaming: November 8, 2011
  • Directors: Joseph Michael, Kevin Macdonald
  • Studio: National Geographic
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run time: 93 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: disturbing violent images, language and a sexual reference
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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