The Dish

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

A heartwarming family movie about the space race.

PG-13 2001 101 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 8+
although dramatic and funny if was not historically accurate, when we watch movies based of true events half the fun is figuring out where the film makers took liberties with the truth to tell the story. The language and social behaviors were appropriate to the time and setting of the film, so I didn't find them objectionable

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