Right Footed

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Inspiring look at a life of young woman with a disability.

NR 2016 82 minutes

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age 8+

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age 7+


This is a perfect watch for family movie night. Younger viewers will be bored by the pace, but our 9 and 12 year old loved it. There is nothing objectionable for us at all and we are picky. Another viewer said it shows Jessica putting on her underwear. Not at all. It shows here getting dressed but nothing inappropriate is ever shown. You see more scanty underwear on the shelf at Walmart than here. More than anything, the film is inspiring. Jessica faces many hurdles, but inherits a spirit of endurance from her mother who immigrated from the Philippines. Trigger -- Jessica's mother battles cancer, but it is not a main feature of the film. The death/grieving is not depicted. A brief message of dedication at the end of the movie notes her mother's death date.

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age 8+

Great Message

I showed this movie to my 6th graders. It has a great message, and Jessica is a wonderful role model. There was one tiny bit I had to fast forward over: There's a part early on that shows how Jessica gets dressed, and you see her underwear for about two seconds. There is nothing obscene or sexual about it, but since I teach 11 and 12 year olds, I felt that some of them would've been immature about it. I listed the age range as 8+ because some of the topics presented (living with disabilities, being bullied, and her mother's battle with cancer) are a little too complex for children under 8.

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