May 15, 2017
Good movie but NOT for kids- Common Sense Media got this one wrong!
Common Sense got this review totally wrong. Suicide is a major theme in this movie. The "woman who gets hit by a train" actually stands in front of it to kill herself. The poison was purchased by her to either kill her husband or herself. We find out eventually that it was to kill herself. She forges a check to get money to buy her own headstone from a stonemason prior to killing herself. This was a deeply intense and tragic movie with a heavy sadness about it. It was a great movie and very beautiful, but for adults and older teens. I ended up having to explain suicide to my 10 year old because of this and she was very disturbed by the suicide scene. I can't believe common sense media didn't point this major plot line out. I feel as though their reviews are completely unreliable. Also surprised this movie isnt rated PG 13 due to the level of tragedy and violence between the talk/suspicion of murder plotting, the suicide and the Hiroshima scenes.
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April 2, 2016