Mary Shelley

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

age 13+

Interesting but uneven drama about famous female author.

PG-13 2018 121 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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age 17+

PG-13 my a$$!

The trailer for this movie had me hooked and I couldn't wait to see it! With that being said, I was a bit caught off guard by certain content for a PG-13 rating. I didn't expect to see sex scenes between a "16 year old girl" and a "21 year old married man", one of which the girl's breasts are nearly fully exposed and her nipples are about a centimeter away from busting out of her dress!

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Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

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