Sense and Sensibility

Movie review by Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.

PG 1995 136 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 11+

Wish there were more movies like this

This is an excellent introduction to classical literature and will make reading the book for enjoyable for kids. There are so many opportunities to discuss the cultural differences between then and now.......especially the erosion of manners in current society. This is one of my favorite movies because I want to feel good at the end of a movie. I like to see characters evolve and rewarded for doing the right things.

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age 18+

Too Much Sex and Drinking, But Stunning

One of the great romances, but WAY too much sex and drinking. No sex shown, but there's kissing. I would NEVER let my daughter see this!!

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