The Confirmation

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Drama, humor mix as dad sobers up to be with his young son.

PG-13 2016 90 minutes

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age 13+

A good movie for examining moral dilemmas, not a fairy tale.

Yes, there is cursing and some violence in this movie. It's about working class people, alcoholism and divorce. It's not a Disney movie about Unicorns and Fairies. Maybe if people watched the whole movie, not the first 15 minutes they would know that. Remember, Jesus ate amongst the Sinners. Luke 15:1–2 records, "Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear [Jesus]. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, 'This man receives sinners and eats with them.'"

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age 8+

A Father's Love Gives Him Strength to Overcome

This is a heartwarming story about a good man who was broken by divorce but found the courage to overcome out of love for his son. It illustrates the importance of fathers in their sons' lives, and a way to be masculine but kind and loving. There are so many good messages and lessons in this film. It is exactly the kind I want my kids to see - I wish there were more like it.

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