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No One Would Tell

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cautionary tale of teen domestic violence is intense, sad.

Movie NR 1996 88 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Very good movie

a great movie to teach kids about healthy relationships between teens, and friendships. also entertaining! also scary and disturbing, domestic abuse is always really scary and sad. i recommend you watch with teens and tweens!

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The film's dated predictability and simplistic, one-dimensional characters make it hard to recommend. It must have been startling for fans to see Fred Savage, America's beloved TV boy-icon from The Wonder Years, cast in the role of a buff high school wrestling competitor in this 1996 television movie -- and shocking that he plays an obsessive, psychotic teen domestic abuser. The film was perhaps groundbreaking at a time when high school partner abuse was not an issue at the forefront of U.S. culture, but needed to be, so modern audiences may find its familiar psychological profiles of abuser and victim and the story's by-the-numbers plotting less than satisfying. In its favor, the movie carries important, always relevant messages about the reporting of abuse and intervention. Filmmakers took care to keep the savage violence off-camera and were still able to convey the horrors of a young girl in a terrible situation, refusing to ask for help because of her need to feel loved.

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