The Best of Me

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Weepy Nicholas Sparks melodrama is cliché-ridden, violent.

PG-13 2014 117 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 16+
Great love story, but not for younger teens, adultry and mild sex sex scenes are much better suited for older teens.

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Great role models
Too much sex
age 16+

Intriguing romance is shockingly violent

Although I personally enjoyed the film I was not expecting the heavy themes and intense violence. There are multiple intentional and accidental murders, gun violence, and child abuse; all of which are quite realistic. It is also important to remember that one of the main romances is an affair; although little apparent guilt is shown. It is a great story but please prepare yourself for the heavy themes before watching.

This title has:

Too much violence

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