The Family Stone

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Bittersweet story won't appeal to younger teens.

PG-13 2005 102 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 15+

Such a great family movie for older or more mature teens.

This movie shows a very diverse family and the the issues they face. There are a lot of good talking points for families. Tolerance, self esteem, goodwill towards others and many other great topics that promote strong morals and values. We laughed, we cried and we really rooted for the family. It’s a family that could represent any one of us because we are all different and should be accepting of one another.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
not rated for age

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