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By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Uplifting tale of women fighting for gender equality.

Movie NR 2020 106 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

Powerful movie, great for mature kids

This movie is very educational towards kids. Lots of messages about perseverance, power, and standing up for yourself. Children should watch the film from a young age (10-11) so they remember all these great and important messages. You would expect some tension, but surprisingly there's nothing too gory that an 8 year old can't handle: Things thrown on the stage, and the host threatened with a gun but it is supposed to be "fake" in the film. Some slapping, but no injuries. Some Language, mostly name calling "bloody" and a use of "hell", but its nothing to worry about. Parents, if you decide to watch this film with your tweens or younger teens, its better to be there, so you can explain what is right and what is not right. There's also some sexist jokes and objectifying others, which may be confusing for young kids. I say that Misbehavior, is an iffy choice for children under 12 years old, and say it is a 4/5 rating film.
age 14+


It's a fun movie with a great message.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This movie enters sensitive and interesting territory that is delicately tackled, and creates a nuanced and layered drama. Knightley and Mbatha-Raw impress, and while the movie can be accused of being quite cliche at times, it's enriched by a strong, and sadly still relevant storyline.

Misbehaviour follows in a long line of uplifting British dramas, in the same vein as Made in Dagenham and Suffragette, though perhaps just abides by convention a little too much. It's a fascinating story for director Philippa Lowthorpe to untangle, because the issue is a complex one. Naturally we side with the female protestors, risking everything to help create a fairer society. But is the Miss World event the right place to start? Contestant Jennifer Hosten (Mbatha-Raw) isn't so sure, for she feels any success she may have would inspire young black girls to realize that their beauty is valued, and shouldn't just accept what they see in movies and magazines.

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