The Children Act

Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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age 13+

Adult themes, great lead performance in legal/moral drama.

R 2018 105 minutes

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age 13+

what happens when Life is valued more than Dignity

Language, sex, violence: basically G or PG (yes, one "f***ed", but clean besides) Subject matter: PG, maybe PG-13 Most families need not worry about inappropriate subject matter. I doubt many kids would find the film interesting and tune in. And as for sexuality and cheating in marriage and such, I imagine if a viewer is old enough to understand what's going on, in most families they're old enough for the material in this film. That said, I enjoyed the journey into faith, sin (if that's what you want to call it), and the spiritual growth that's possible when we screw up. Things really change, after the Judge rules that Life is more valuable than Dignity. In a sense, it's a surprise ending of how more and deeper Dignity comes to all characters, when there were moments before when Dignity was not chosen.

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