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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Evelyn's increasing deafness may scare some kids
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie doesn't have any inappropriate content, but Evelyn's increasing deafness may scare some kids. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
PLAYING FROM THE HEART is a real treasure for family viewing. As with the other productions from Globalstage, it may take some kids a while to get used to the more impressionistic style of story-telling of a filmed stage production, but it is well worthwhile, both for the exposure to a subtler, more challenging style of storytelling and for the considerable merits of this extraordinary story.
One of the best of this first-class series, this video is well worth watching. The tape includes footage of the real Evelyn Glennie, now a world-famous musician.
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