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Sun Dogs

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Offbeat tale of a patriotic misfit; cursing, mature themes.

Movie NR 2018 94 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Sadly sweet and touching

I think It is appropriate for kids 12+, accompanied by an adult. There aren't any inconvenient scenes but some part of the dialogue may need further explanation.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Jennifer Morrison's initial feature direction is a delicate movie, honest within the constraints of its fantastical premise. It focuses on relationships, compassion, and every individual's right to live a life of purpose. Sun Dogs is gentle, heartfelt, and skilled. Working with notable actors, she brings nuance and grace to what, in lesser hands, might have been stereotypes of America's struggling working class. Allison Janney, as always, is wonderful; Ed O'Neill in a multidimensional performance has never been better. It's an unlikely, sweet story and the production (music, art direction, editing, script) are all first-rate. Michael Angarano delivers as Ned, a challenging role. He brings magic into the lives of everyone around him just as the filmmakers have attempted to bring that magic to the screen, entrusting that their audience will believe in Ned and love him just the way he is.

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