The Secret: Dare to Dream

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Self-help book inspires so-so romance; some peril.

PG 2020 107 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 14+

Under Directs the Point

It's a beautiful funny little family film. However for a film that could introduce the notion of 'The Secret' (it's strengths and weaknesses) into the world a little better it under directs it. The notion that we magnetically attract what we want is true and this film proves that in a sense. However the conflict is in how - in what believe, what we nurture etc. The man was driven by (some moral standing) but mainly guilt. He felt guilty that he survived and the other bloke didn't. She was driven by despair. Her husband died and she was left in darkness. 'Control your emotions, or they will control you' - Bruce Lee (Philosophy)
age 10+

Good Positive Message; Some inapp words and scenes

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing

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