Parents' Guide to

The Man Without Gravity

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Incredible fantasy-drama has some cursing, mature themes.

Movie NR 2019 107 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Great storyline

I think that it is a fascinating storyline, the only violence is in one scene where the mother slaps her child. There is also alcohol and cigarettes.

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Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While it's possible to simply enjoy it as a fairy tale, this brilliant and beautiful piece of magical realism is so much more. Like the best magical realism or the fantastic worlds of science fiction, this movie takes a simple premise then extrapolates it into exploring deeper themes relevant to very real concerns. While very much its own fictional world, the world presented in The Man Without Gravity has quite a few similarities to our own -- how we use, misuse, or even exploit our talents, our unhealthy obsessions with fame and celebrity, the feeling of disconnect in a "connected" world.

While this is a movie that can easily be enjoyed by adults, it also seems tailor-made for the kinds of teenagers who are first beginning to see the deeper meanings beneath the surface of a story. Fans of writers like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Italo Calvino will notice the clear influence their work has on director Marco Bonfanti's sensibilities, and how the characters and story unfold. That said, besides these titans of literature, Batman also has left his mark on the story. Overall, The Man Without Gravity is the kind of movie that warrants and rewards multiple viewings.

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