Parents' Guide to

Love and Honor

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Inauthentic Vietnam-era romance feels like a TV movie.

Movie PG-13 2013 100 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Some surprises.

"f" bomb In a PG 13 movie! I'm allowing my 12 year olds to watch this, I would have never expected the "f" bomb! Otherwise good.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
age 15+

This is the worst movie of all time.

Hello, The description of this movie sounded like a movie I would very much enjoy! However, after watching this movie, I realized how sub-par it is. As I watched it, it progressively got worse. The movie promotes anti-American ideals and will turn your children into communist hippies. This movie is so bad, not even a handsome star (Liam Hemsworth) could make it bearable. By the end of the movie, I was actually angry. I made this account because this movie was so bad, I don't want anyone else to endure it. 0/10 WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. XOXO, CoolMom1971 P.S. If you're looking for a good romance war movie to watch with the family, I recommend Dear John!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
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LOVE AND HONOR doesn't really illuminate much about either word in its title until the very end. The "honorable" soldiers, particularly Hemsworth's Mickey, have no problem lying about their intentions to win over Janie and Candace. In fact, Mickey is so good with his untruths that it's kind of hard to really like him as a main character -- even if he's bound to be admired as eye candy. His looks, actually, might be part of the problem. Everyone here is a bit too attractive and glossy and clean for a movie about the Vietnam War.

But if the war means nothing to younger audiences and they're just watching for the romance, at least Hemsworth and Palmer (Warm Bodies) -- two of Australia's most talented and attractive young Hollywood imports -- do make a spot-on couple with their considerable chemistry. Unfortunately, that chemistry is wasted in a movie that has no depth whatsoever, despite all of the protests, the student activists, the earnest young journalists, and the reefer-mellowed pacifists. It's radicalism a la a TV movie -- at best.

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