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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Intense tale of unstable teen full of profanity, violence.

Movie R 2015 139 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

A truthful reality for some for others to gain a better understanding

This story shows a reality some moms of disabled children live everyday. We are judged so harshly and blamed for our children's behavior, but often no efforts by parents, schools, or anything else fix the behaviors. Once children are too big and dangerous to keep safe, some parents must make a very tough decision and none of the choices are good or easy. This movie shows the harsh reality of all involved by a child having a disability the child himself can't control. There is bad language, but honestly most children hear it from peers if not from real life. It's definitely made for adults. Some adults might learn some compassion from watching this so the next time they see a disabled person acting badly, they might not be so quick to blame the parent or judge the person.

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Visually stunning scenes, courageous performances, a talented director with a gift for joining music with story, and a heart-rending, tragic dilemma combine to make this an unforgettable movie. The strong language, angry outbursts, sexual undercurrents, and emotional anguish will and should keep young audiences away. There's no escapism here, only brilliantly constructed and realized truth, which raises complicated and unanswerable questions. For very mature teens only and best when watched with sensitive adults.

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