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The Sea Inside

By Carly Kocurek, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fascinating story too complex for young viewers.

Movie PG-13 2004 125 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Promotes legal suicide

I started to watch the movie with my teenage girl and we had to stop it. It promotes legal suicide or euthanasia. It is very sad, dishartened and brutal movie. There is no hope in the movie and no moral values at all.

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As Ramón, Bardem is extremely charismatic, maintaining the character's wry sense of humor throughout the film. Another standout is Tamar Novas as Ramón's teenaged nephew. From a technical standpoint, the movie is beautiful, particularly in depictions of the beautiful Spanish coast.

Although the topic of The Sea Inside would easily lend itself to a tear-jerking melodrama, the film is for the most part a quiet, meditative film. It asks difficult questions, many of them open-ended, and many of them left unanswered.

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