To Save a Life

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

age 16+

Message-heavy teen drama with iffy behavior, dark themes.

PG-13 2010 120 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 28 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 32 reviews

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age 13+

Great Film For Teenage Life Choices

A Christian film mostly appropriate for high schoolers. It can be easy to pretend all the issues in the movie don't exist for our children but they absolutely do. Good for a parent to watch with their teenager for discussion. To see the consequences of poor choices as well as how Christians should handle real life situations. Teenagers are socially awkward, and the movie definitely promotes an anti-bullying message, how support, encouragement, and coming together can change people's lives. Also a good family message. Younger kids won't understand scenes of intense drinking, suicide, cutting, and sex before marriage. (There is one sexual scene I chose for my children not to watch)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 22, 2010
  • On DVD or streaming: August 2, 2010
  • Cast: Deja Kreutzberg, Randy Wayne, Sean Michael
  • Director: Brian Baugh
  • Studio: New Song Pictures
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 120 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: mature thematic elements involving teen suicide, teen drinking, some drug content, disturbing images and sexuality
  • Last updated: July 2, 2022

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