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Parents' Guide to

Paper Angels

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Holiday tale has serious themes, faith-based messages.

Movie NR 2015 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Seems Great But I Just Found Flaws When Researching

Let's be more cautious about what's right and wrong to God. This film could have passed as a good one. As a well experienced, wiser Christian I found something that may not be easily processed by other Christians: as it goes with movies, kissing (or as with other named Christian films, sleeping with a married partner) in actuality for the actors I detect as wrong. God says "not to show a hint of evil" as saintly actors kiss in this movie. Oh. This is from a true story though I'm not sure if the couple's married in real life. Questionable. Secondly, I noticed on a review site that a woman's neckline was very close to her chest. I've learned to pay more attention to what would really be too close in this case. So, I needed to consider between the chest and neck where the neckline's lowest point is. Much needed nowadays than before and thankfully, I understand a Christian female who so desired a certain shirt or has perceptions different than said here. I see the question is not "too much sexuality or not" in movies, but is the motivation for such sexuality pure and wise when living by righteous absolutes. Thanks, indeed.
age 10+

Great message

I thoughtRustin Grisuik made it great hope to see more movie with him in it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Heartfelt messages, good performances, and solid production values turn what might have been a very conventional Christmas movie into a pleasant, positive viewing experience. It doesn't matter that in reality there probably aren't many teen boys as kind and unrelentingly unselfish as Thomas, because the character is a wonderful role model. In fact, most of the people in this story represent the very best in all of us. The movie honors ideal single-parenting, sincere faith, a conscientious business model, an always loving and close marriage, compassionate social organizations, forgiveness, and second chances. Does everything come easily here? Yes ... and it's nice to be reminded that sometimes that's the way life works.

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