The Man in the Moon

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Reese Witherspoon shines in coming-of-age tale.

PG-13 1991 99 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

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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

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