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Parent reviews for The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Common Sense says

Sad, beautiful tale of boy genius and tragic gun accident.
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age 13+
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Parent of a 7 and 9 year old Written byhike4diamonds May 14, 2016

Don't be misled by the PG rating...

I saw the rating was PG rather than PG-13 and presumed it to be appropriate for my 7 and 9 year old boys. Wrong! Every time I fail to consult Common Sense Media before selecting a movie, I have regrets. I rank the quality of the movie higher than CSM - I thought it very good, very well done. However, CSM did a great job summarizing the story line. I so wish I had read it before viewing. The tragedy became the center of the story as the movie progressed. The description of the accident scene is detailed and the saddness was just too heavy for my boys. And I was quite taken aback by the father's swearing!