I know I've been handing out many positive reviews lately, but only because I know which movies to watch. This is a lovely film. The second half is much better than the first half. That said, it never really drags and has good cinematography, good acting, and absolutely Oscar-worthy editing. Critics don't lie, the public doesn't lie. There are a few concerns for parents, though. Lots of language, and almost all of the language is spoken by teens, so kids may receive mixed messages on profanity. It's very moving, and may even be too sad for younger viewers. It's really not only the language that makes it for older kids or teens; it's also the subject matter. Not for kids anyway, unless the child is very intellectual, intelligent, mature, and patient.