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Through Her Eyes

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Earnest but flawed drama about desegregating schools.

Movie NR 2021 61 minutes
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This is a thought-provoking, earnest movie with good intentions that unfortunately has too many flaws to make much of an emotional impact on viewers. Through Her Eyes has a weak script, and at only an hour long it's easy to imagine that a lot was edited to shorten the running time. Some of the dialog is stilted, there are confusing gaps in the story, and the way the characters and relationships develop is sometimes hard to follow, making it easy to feel like something important got skipped over.

That being said, most of the acting is solid and many cast members have lots of charisma. Different opinions and points of view within the Black community are well represented, and it's a good opportunity to talk to kids about the history of segregation and integration in the US and the impact it had on real people's lives. Some brief violence and strong language make it best for teens and up.

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