The Neon Demon

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

age 18+

Strange modeling industry drama has shocking violence, sex.

R 2016 117 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 16+

First half is strong, second half goes off the rails a bit

This film starts off very strong, very believable. The fashion industry from an ingenue's perspective when she first arrives in LA and lives in a seedy motel in Pasadena...believable, Reeves as seedy scum...believable, Fanning as a beautiful ingenue...believable...Malone in her character portrayal...very believable. The first half of the film works very well, but things go off the rails and seem to meander in a way that feels a bit indulgent...not quite sure why Malone's character has to be involved with the occult. Then it goes for full gross...which it succeeds. The conversations around beauty are strong, wish that would have wrapped up a bit tighter.
age 14+

This movie is for young adults/teenagers

This movie was not aimed at adults but at teenagers! That is why I have given it a 14+ because it applies to mostly young adults and the way that teens view them selves and their body! Whilst there is graphic violence I do reccomend this film to young adults but it’s up to them to know their limits not their parents as no parent truly knows their child no matter how much they think they do! Very good film with strong messages!

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