Parent reviews for The Cider House Rules

Common Sense says

Thought-provoking movie for teens and up.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 1 review
Parent of a 17 year old Written byrooster2628 August 22, 2010

Not good for anyone...shocking.

There should never be nudity in film, especially in a PG-13 film. A man's penis was clearly shown and people need to know this before watching...don't watch it.

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Sexy stuff
Parent of a 4 and 9 year old Written byconnielove93 July 1, 2010

A wonderful message and story

This oscar winning story tells the tale of a boy who grew up in an orphanage and is looking for a life with more adventure. He descovers that life is hard and comes to realize that he was ment to be a doctor and live a safe life in the orphanage like his surrogate father. A beautifully told story and main theme.

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Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Positive Messages
Positive role models
Adult Written bySallyP November 2, 2015

Beautiful film

John Irving is an incredible writer. His stories tug at the heart and his characters are unforgettable. I think it's hard to capture Irving's genius on film, and this is a beautiful adaptation. Because of the film's mature themes involving abortion and incest, it's best for older teen audiences, but there is a lot to prompt meaningful family discussion (if you're into that kind of thing!). The performances of Michael Caine and Tobey Maguire, in particular, are wonderful. Have the Kleenex handy...

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Positive Messages