Movie review by Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Coming-of-age teen drama has diverse, positive female leads.

NR 2021 93 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 12+

Poignant realistic teen girl challenges

Realistic portrait of difficult life of some not-privileged kids. The cast of young teen girls was excellent and totally believable. The situation was very sad but the main character showed strength and resilience, as well as making some poor choices. Social Services were portrayed realistically, as punitive and also helpful. Our adopted 12-year-old girl sobbed.

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age 13+

Super important and vibrant film!

This film is a gem. A film where the characters sound like real people and make decisions that are appropriate to their age and stress level. The background also feels real, the school system, the teachers, the neighbors, it all pulsates with a rhythm that is authentic and feels like a snapshot of a real London neighborhood. The immigrants, the interactions, and the complexity. This film offers a view into all of the layers of the lives of a lot of Londoners. Super important and vibrant.

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