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+

HENRIETTA

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."

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 18+

Rape

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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