Parents' Guide to

Save the Cinema

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Sweet drama has positive messages on community and teamwork.

Movie NR 2022 109 minutes
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This feel-good movie plays out just as you'd expect it to, but in a comforting and familiar way. Perhaps lacking a little in originality, Save the Cinema makes up for that with a great deal of heart, as the sort of film you'd happily put on for all the family on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The ensemble cast is impressive. Morton is great, as always, in the leading role, while there are strong supporting turns from the likes of Akhtar, Jonathan Pryce, and Susan Wokoma.

There's something endearingly Welsh about it all too, with an infectious community spirit. And of course, in the true spirit of the Welsh, there is singing, which is hugely emotional. The character's resilience is also inspiring, specifically that of the women that make up this tale. This is a movie that manages to be empowering without striving to be anything of the sort, just telling a honest tale in a pleasing, gentle manner -- and the results are gratifying.

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