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By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Subtitled coming-of-age tale has strong language.

Movie NR 2019 99 minutes
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This coming-of-age dramedy is quirky, heartwarming, and funny. Although if you're looking for a side-splitting laugh riot, keep going, because the humor in Seventeen comes from smaller moments when we recognize our own foibles through the lovely performances, or from the smart, snappy dialogue, or when we can see the two brothers heading straight for disaster -- again. Hector isn't an easy character to like, but teens will relate to and empathize with him as he struggles with the nuances of right and wrong (is it bad to do something wrong if it's for a good reason?), and wonders why people can't just say what they mean.

The colorful cast of oddball supporting characters, the beautifully filmed Spanish countryside, and of course, the dogs, make this a nice choice for families with teens who can handle the strong language. Keep a tissue handy at the end.

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