The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Movie review by Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Real-life tearjerker shows how lies hurt, truth heals.

PG-13 2017 93 minutes

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age 17+

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age 16+


There is some violence like pictures and brief scenes of Henrietta being tortured some brief scenes of Deborah and her siblings being whipped there is also language like used twice: "f--k," "black b**ch," "a*s."

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Too much swearing
age 18+


Although the details under 'sex' state "not applicable", under violence you will find details about a graphic rape of someone by her extended family. Consent or not- this should also be included under 'sex'- common sense media missed this one big time.

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