Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Heartbreaking, mature, unforgettable coming-of-age drama.

R 2016 110 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 16+

A stunning film about intimacy in a harsh world

A stunner of a film...just breathtaking. Each actor from Little, to Chiron, to Black do a fantastic job of making us believe it is the same person at different points of their lives. This film is sweet, tender, and us. A film about intimacy and human connection and all of its wonder. Beautiful, artful, and hopeful.
age 14+

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This is the best movie I have ever seen-- it is absolutely phenomenal. Here are a few things you need to know: The N-word is used consistently throughout the film. There is no nudity, but there are 2 brief sexual scenes. There are scenes of violence and intense bullying, and the F-slur is used several times. There is consistent swearing throughout the movie. The main character's mother is a drug addict and drugs are referenced several times in the film. It is a heartbreaking movie, but it's absolutely incredible.

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