The Fallout

Movie review by Monique Jones, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Poignant drama shows impact, aftermath of school shooting.

R 2022 92 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 13+


Omg my child loved it. It’s a good movie for teens.
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age 14+

Solid acting, diverse cast in realistic film based on a school shooting

The Fallout is a film about teenagers, who are experiencing the aftermath of a school shooting. The film is fine for teens, but for mature ones. If your teens are sensitive, they’ll spend all day crying. So you might want to talk to them film - - and even though it’s really well- acted and realistic, you should remind them its just a film. The film shows messages about love, protection, trust and how death really impacts many people. It also shows how teenagers can deal with school shootings. Jenna Ortega and Maddie Ziegler are amazing actors, and are also really brave as characters in the film. Vada and Mia, share things with each other, and most importantly trust each other. While the violence isn’t really graphic, it brings huge emotions of fear, depression, and anger. Expect screaming, some blood, loud gunshots, and more. There’s also some potentially upsetting deaths that may be too much for kids - -and even some teens. There’s also lots of use of “f - - k” “s - -t” etc. there’s also some strong use of TikTok, iMessage and Instagram. Characters (Jenna Ortega mostly ) do drugs, drink a lot, and get drunk. The teenagers also consider this ok, and want to explain to their parents why they are doing this. They say it’s just because I’m going through a lot, it’s fine to do drugs - - so mind out for content like this. There’s also many gay characters, a sex scene, kissing, and some moaning. All in all, the Fallout is a great Drama, that’s best left for older kids.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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