I am a kid ten years old, and maybe you think I shouldn't have seen it. But I read the book and saw the movie and I think they were both copacetic for kids 12+. There is a lot of violence, especially to African Americans, but not too graphic. There is cussing, words really NO ONE should use, but definitely not young adults or children. Lily, the main character, kisses a black boy once, and June and her boyfriend kiss a lot, but nothing more then that. Lily is treated badly, and she has to sit on grits, so her knees have a little blood on them but not a lot. On the whole, I recommend this movie for 12+ and maybe if a parent is with them, 10 is the youngest. You choose. Great movie, great book (by Sue Monk Kidd)!