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Parents' Guide to

The Crying Game

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Powerful drama has mature sexual themes, violence.

Movie R 1992 112 minutes
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THE CRYING GAME is a remarkable, dark drama with a sensational twist from director/writer Neil Jordan. Juxtaposing the kind, likable Fergus (beautifully portrayed by Stephen Rea) with the violence in Northern Ireland creates tension and a sense of doom that, together with the mature sexual themes, make for a movie that charms as much as it wrenches the gut. It was controversial in its day, and older teens who are curious about the hype will have a lot of mature topics to think and talk about with this film, from the politics of the time to whether you can, or even should, change your nature.

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