The Words

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Teen-friendly romance is thoughtful but falls short.

PG-13 2012 96 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Sex: 5/10 - Violence: 1/10 - Language: 7/10 - Drinking/Smoking: 8/10

(I am reviewing the theatrical version) Sex: A man and a woman lat down on a matress. They kiss and flirt. *A woman sits on a man's lap and kisses him a few times. *A man and a woman kiss as they walk down a street in Paris. *A man undresses a woman and kisses her with passion (in the next scene they have a new born baby). *A man pulls a woman into his arms and kisses her against a wall. *A woman and a man kiss breifly on a couch. *A woman shakes her butt at a man and it is implied that they have sex of screen. *Many couples embrace and hold hands. *Two couples are shown sleeping together. ---- Violence: *A man trashes his apartment from his anger. *There are a few loud fights with hurtful words and loud voices. *Language: F*cked, [email protected], Sh*t, Bullsh*t, screwed, h*lll. ---- Drinking: there is drinking through teh whole movie between all of the couples. *Twice in this film, men get drunk and you can see it in their faces and their eyes. *A man tells a woman he wants to drink wine with her and they do. *People smoke through the whole movie

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 13+

Better than everyone says

(I apologize for the horrid formatting of this review. Nothing seemed to work!) It's a shame that this movie is so under appreciated for what it really is: a work of art. This isn't a mindless film full of violence and sexual content that so many today crave. It isn't silly or crude. It is a thoughtful, meaningful and powerful theatrical production that touches the writer in all of us. It's a work of fiction that bends our perception of a movie and fools us - and delights in it. It artistically portrays the realistic and unavoidably consequences of life and it does it to some of the finest music composed. If you aren't willing to put some brain power and attention into the movie, you will be like all the rest of the nay-sayers. However, if you are willing to open up your mind and think a little, this movie will sweep you off your feet and take you away. Superb acting and writing round out this creative movie. A must watch for writers, readers, and those who are willing to keep up with the daring, shameless movie "The Words." CONTENT (reiterating Common Sense Media's review) Sexual content: There is plenty of kissing between couples (married or courting), but nothing more than that is shown. No nudity. Violence: Little to no violence. A wife slaps her husband out of a surge of emotion. A dead, charred man is carried out of a burnt building on a stretcher, covered in a cloth - only his arm is visible. Language: There seems to be two versions of this movie. The version I saw, which I believe was the "normal," theatrical version, contained only a single F-word. Other profanity is scattered throughout the movie, namely the S-word and BS. It is relatively infrequent and thus is not jarring. Apparently in another version (a director's cut, maybe?), there are eight F-words, though I've not been able to confirm this. Drinking and smoking: A lot of smoking, though most of it is shown back in the day when it was common to smoke. A few times, a character is drunk and/or drinking. Other content: Really, other than the language (which is deserving of a PG-13 rating), the movie is clean.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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