Sea Fever

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Effective, relevant sci-fi/horror monster movie.

NR 2020 89 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 13+

This is why I don't go in the ocean lol

My 15 year old and I enjoyed this, we were both entertained. No sex. No nudity *there is a brief shower scene of a man, but nothing inappropriate is shown*. Some cussing. Decent amount of gore. Lots of ocean lol.
age 14+

Sea Fever does not drift

This is a good movie. It also isn't an overly violent movie. Although there is some gore and blood, it is used sparingly and constructively. There are no sex scenes so parents and their teenagers won't feel the discomfort of a sex scene "popping up" during a family movie night. This movie is especially appropriate and timely for families given the current COV 19 pandemic. It indirectly touches on themes of family and self-sacrifice. Those are things worth remembering during this pandemic. Its also important to remember that this is a lower budget movie and doesn't use a lot of the "flashy" action sequences and CGI seen in big budget movies. Instead, the movie uses CGI sparingly but appropriately. The story line is also strong and each actor contributes significantly based on his/her role. The main protagonist is especially admirable. She is very intelligent and quickly overcomes her initial shyness as she seeks to resolve the crew's dilemma. Her initial cold demeanor also fades as we see her grow close to the crew members. Overall the movie moves at a slow but steady pace and uses a few scares to keep the tension going. It eventually arrives at a conclusion that is very appropriate given the unique nature of the threat that the crew faced. In conclusion, I enjoyed the movie. It is a welcome relief from typical horror movies that rely too heavily on CGI, numerous action sequences, sex scenes, or excessive blood and gore. I think most families will appreciate this movie for its story line, acting, and themes. I felt like the time I spent watching the movie was well worth it. Hence, I gave the movie a solid score of 4 stars.

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