Summerland

Movie review by Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Moving, relatable WWII drama about grief and lost love.

PG 2020 99 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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age 10+

Every love story is beautiful.

Beautifully written and amazing scenes. The actors are really good. It's a really great movie. I love the main character (Alice), her personality is interesting and entertaining. I also enjoyed the love story this movie has, I'm glad people are starting to make more movies with all kinds of couples and not just the same cleshé kind of couples. It really relates to today's world of all kinds of people/families being together. This movie would probably entertain children ten years and above, to better understand the movie and to enjoy it. SPOILER ALERT: My favorite part was when the said goodbye to Frank's dad, it was a really beautiful scene. I'm definitely going to watch this movie again. I hope you enjoy the movie, and I'll see you at the next movie. Till then I'm the ProundRaven'sClaw and thank you for reading my review.

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age 8+

Understanding war and grief, for big kids and tweens

The story is very approachable for kids 8-13 or so, despite some heavy themes (war and grief), because the heavy themes aren't graphic just relatable, and the main impression you're left with is that you can find friends in unexpected places and that you are more resilient than you thought. The historical setting can also facilitate discussions about WW2 in Europe before kids see more serious films about the period. For adults it's nothing new in the 'sad but heartwarming tale from Britain during WW2' genre (so, 3 stars) but for kids it'll seem new and heart warmingly good (4 stars).

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