Parents' Guide to

Reservation Road

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Heartbreaking melodrama is too heavy for kids.

Movie R 2007 102 minutes
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Director Terry George is a master at conveying grief. But while the heart of the story -- how the two men, both caring fathers, drown in their feelings of guilt and anger -- is compelling and well acted, it's disappointing that Reservation Road doesn't delve further into the subtler ways their pain consumes them. Still, regardless of the film's overall merit, be prepared to cry ... a lot.

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