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Parents' Guide to

The Man in the Moon

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Reese Witherspoon shines in coming-of-age tale.

Movie PG-13 1991 99 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

good but sad.

its a lovely film although you might cry. but lovely movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 13+

Was a Fav of mine at 13!

Great movie

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Reese Witherspoon's debut performance in THE MAN IN THE MOON is an astonishing example of the right role in the right movie for the right young actress. This coming-of-age story, told with simplicity, gentleness, and a very basic faith in the power of human goodness and truth, succeeds on every level. Set in 1950, released in 1991, its message is timeless, its characters rich and nuanced. It's a familiar story made fresh and original by talented, dedicated filmmakers.

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