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Natalie's Rose

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Faith-based, supernatural tearjerker has mature themes.

Movie NR 1998 84 minutes
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This is a bona fide tearjerker, and in that capacity the movie is a success. When a young daughter watches her mother die, only the hard-hearted will not be moved. However, one's personal tolerance for the religiously supernatural will determine how compelling the viewer finds the depictions of gauzy ghosts, undying blossoms, and a disappearing horse. As a guide to recovering from the death of a loved one, this movie relies on man's anger against and then acceptance of God's presumed direct role in the personal fate of each and every one of us. This may be a sketchy proposition for some viewers. Kids looking for a fun horse movie should look elsewhere; this heavy tale could upset sensitive kids.

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