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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Time-travel thriller has bloody violence and cursing.

Movie NR 2019 129 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Excellent film

Very brief, implied, clothed sex between controversial characters. When it's discovered another man's unfaithful, his mistress is seen sleeping in bed (covered) and is later seen walking across the floor in her underwear. Flashes of genuine marital love, with brief exposure of the woman's breast. Eyes can be averted for this, and conversations centered on the quality of a man's character, as well as the consequences of our actions can be had with older kids. I said age 12 because my own 12 year old is mature enough for the content, but others may choose to wait until 14.

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Like many movies about time travel and supposed wrinkles in the time-space continuum, this one doesn't always conform to its own invented internal logic at times, but somehow it remains interesting. Where exactly has Vera been deposited? Into the past? Into the future? A parallel universe? Compelling performances by Adriana Ugarte and Chino Darin keep the bumpy plot going, and mature teens may find the confusion to be part of the fun.

At one point, a character makes a timeline to understand what's going on, but even that attempt at clarification doesn't explain why characters' ages seem to be off. Adults 25 years later look the exact same age, while a boy from 1989 has somehow matured to adulthood. Vera speaks of seeking a gate to the "past," but in her new reality she doesn't seem any older than she did in her other reality. Mirage's spoken message is that "nothing proves anything," perhaps not a conclusion some parents would find appropriate in an era in which faith in institutions is being undermined worldwide.

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