Radio Flyer

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Child abuse, alcoholism in coming-of-age tearjerker.

PG-13 1992 114 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 10+

A story about domestic violence

This movie shows life before the "woke culture." While drinking, domestic violence, spousal violence, and other things still happen today, we must remember this film was made in 1992. The story looks back on Tom Hank's younger self and how he grew up with a brother who was consistently beaten by his mother's drunk boyfriend. Eventually, he gets tired of it and builds a Radio Flyer plane to leave him. The abused brother sends postcards back to his older brother from time to time but never does he return to physically visit him. This needs to be addressed as you cannot escape problems like this and this is just a movie.
age 10+

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