The Straight Story

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Great, but young kids may be bored and restless.

G 1999 112 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 18+

G-rated, but...

...bad language in the first 5 minutes ("what the he..." over and over)
age 4+

Great for the whole family

Forget the reviews saying this will bore kids, maybe some will be bored but it is no reason to not watch it. The film is slow which is something different to most things we watch, it is good to expose kids to something besides fast paced action and tomfoolery. There are plenty of topics to keep the conversations flowing with the family. We showed our 3 boys who are 4, 6 and 8 and they all enjoyed it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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