Rooting for Roona

Movie review by Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media
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age 11+

Heartbreaking, inspiring docu about an ill girl's journey.

NR 2020 41 minutes

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age 12+

Heartbreaking :’(

I have an 11-month-old, and Netflix seems keen on recommending me heartbreaking shows like Hope Frozen and Rooting for Roona, both about parents who lose their babies. I couldn’t finish the whole documentary — it was just too sad :’( This is my absolute worst nightmare, to see my baby suffering so much and being helpless to help him. Fatima and her husband are so brave to have gone through what they did. And dear Roona fought so hard to live. This reminded me of how precious and fragile life is...and how grateful I am to be able to hold and kiss my baby every day. As for the recommended age, I don’t think it made sense for me to put down a number — but there was no other option, so I just put down 12 because of the emotionally heavy scenes.

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