All teen and kid member reviews for Philadelphia

Teen, 15 years old Written byilovefall10 October 28, 2010
 
such a great film... everyone should see it.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written byMoviefan15 August 20, 2014
 

Excellent story of our fears and hope

Philadelphia contains some mature discussion of homosexuality and STDs. It contains a good message and should definitely be watched. Quite sad at the end which may frighten younger viewers.
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 16 years old Written byTotally500 August 23, 2012
 

Philadelphia is outstanding and must see

this was a outsanding movie about aids check it out while you can!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byevolinag July 6, 2012
 

Moving, thoughtful drama for teens and up.

"Philadelphia" is a moving, thoughtful and brilliantly filmed drama by critically acclaimed directo Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs") starring Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar for his performance as the HIV infected homosexual Andy Beckett. "Philadelphia" was a risky movie, as it came out in the early 90s where both HIV and homosexuality were generally treated with disrespect and hate. For younger viewers who are not familiar with this fact the story may seem cliched, but it was the first movie who depicted a homosexual as a normal, not effeminate and highly intelligent man. The movie shows a world that treats the protagonist as if he was a criminal, and even Denzel Washington's character has prejudices at the beginning. The movie has one big message: Homosexuality is okay. Both Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington give a great performance, Tom Hanks won an Academy Award as Best Actor in a Leading Role, and the theme song "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen won one for Best Original Song. There are hardly any movie more moving and thoughtful than "Philadelphia" and it is an absolute must-see. The movie is not for younger viewers - especially because of the extremely emotional intensity of the movie which can be too much for younger viewers. There are several crude references and curse words about homosexuality - however, the movie really does not glorify these words. It is okay for teens and up.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byMr581 July 26, 2009
 
the theme is the only reason young kids 5-8 cant watch
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Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Teen, 13 years old Written byMovieGuy23 June 13, 2011
 

Philadelphia is touching and heartfelt

Philadelphia is a moving journey. A compelling look at AIDS and homophobia in modern society. Hanks gives an Oscar-winning performance as a man dying from AIDS, Washington matches him as a homophobic lawyer who gives him his day in court. Note to parents: The movie mostly contains gay slurs and plenty of homophobia. An appropriate family film with a good message.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much swearing