Parents' Guide to

My Life So Far

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Endearing, mild coming-of-age tale in 1920s Scotland.

Movie PG-13 2011 85 minutes
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My Life So Far is a charming film, filled with entertaining characters and beautiful vistas. Fraser is an endearing lad and he gets plenty of good lines as he struggles to understand the complexities of adulthood. It's fun to watch.

What it lacks is a compelling plot. It's staged more as a series of vaguely connected vignettes that paint a realistic picture of a family, but don't necessarily make for much of a story. The film moves from one incident to another, introduces one conflict then resolves it and moves on. And then finally it just stops. It feels like the film is just tagging along for a ride rather than watching a well-thought-out movie.

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