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(out of 6 reviews)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Review this title!
Adult Written byI Love Movies April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 

I'd have to say 14+

I'm not sure why CSM gave the language a "mild". There were about seven f-bombs and "s" words, while most of the other cuss words were used.
Parent Written byluvtwoteach December 7, 2011
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Ordinary People

Very inappropriate for kids or teens. The content is extremely depressing and to heavy for many teens. It also introduces serious situations that students may not be ready for or comfortable with. There is also a big focus on suicide through out the movie. The sexual content is also not appropriate.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent Written by915072 May 13, 2013
AGE
2
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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 23, 2012
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

ordinary people

Families can talk about whether they know of someone who has attempted suicide, or who has been successful. Is this movie a realistic portrayal of the experiences around suicide? Do you know where to go for help if you or someone you know is considering suicide? Does this movie stand the test of time? What qualities can age a movie quickly, or what can give it longevity?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byDad of 2 December 20, 2011
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Good Adult movie

This is an intense movie for Adults, but not for kids under 15. It is a serious movie with heavy problems and real-life swearing. The acting is excellent and it's one of my favorite movies.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing