Parents' Guide to

My Father's Violin

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Aloof uncle bonds with niece; emotional intensity, drinking.

Movie NR 2022 112 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 8+

The love of community coming together and the love of family and to forgive each other for the benefit of another human being.

The scenery of Istanbul. The loyality of family. Friends who become family. A community helping to provide for a child. The realty of life, that sometimes a child faces but there is always hope and that life works out.
age 8+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (3 ):

It's impossible not to adore lead actors Uray and Duzyatan as they lock horns and then bond. The development of this key relationship makes all the clichés, predictability and unsurprising plot turns minor deficiencies in the charming My Father's Violin. This is hardly a great film, but the energy and joy that emanates from Ozlem and the roiling rage and deep affection that co-reside in Mehmet as he evolves into someone we can love erases the story's many annoying and unbelievable plot conveniences. The end is the least plausible of all, in which an entire orchestra and two violinists who have never rehearsed burst into spontaneous perfection. Who cares? It's fun.

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