The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Sentimental biopic about LDS missionary's time in Tonga.

PG-13 2019 110 minutes

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age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 15+

Very mature themes

We thought we’d be okay watching this with our 5 and 7 year old and that was a huge mistake. We shut it down when a grown son is buried in the sand by his angry father about to drown from the tide coming in. This was after two young girls got shattered glass in their eyes. Honestly I wouldn’t have been comfortable watching it as a 13 year old (it’s rated PG-13) but everyone knows their own child’s temperament. Probably has a good message in there somewhere but we won’t be watching to find out.

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age 13+

Misleading synopsis on commonsense

This is a great movie but for a more mature audience. What commonsense failed to mention is that in the first 15min a father kills his son by burying him up to his neck in the sand while the tide is coming in as a major storm is brewing. His brother tries to rescue him but is struck by lightning. The brother in the sand dies but the one struck by lightning does not, although it is portrayed that he has. It was extremely traumatizing for my 9 year old son and he had to leave of his own accord. I would have liked the movie as an adult but it was far to violent and intense for my son.

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Great role models
Too much violence

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