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Positive Role Models
Griego starts out self-absorbed and immersed in his career but becomes a positive model for perseverance and empathy. He learns that he's the only one who can really fix his life and make things better. Yani is a loyal friend. Griego's son Benito, in fourth grade, models communication, teamwork, and integrity.
Argentinian characters all have light skin. A couple of minor characters show a variety of body sizes.
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Violence & Scariness
Blurred and from a distance, a car hits a pedestrian, who falls. A sad reaction implies the pedestrian died, but nothing's shown. A headbutt. Played for comedy, sounds of yelling and aggressive movements seen from afar imply a woman accosting a man for information. A costume includes a butcher's apron with obviously fake blood on it.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A couple holding hands go upstairs; off-camera, loud sexual noises are heard. A couple kiss, fall onto a bed, and wake up in the morning in bed with underclothes on.
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"Bulls--t," "hell," "son of a bitch," "jackass," "busting balls," "idiot."
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Products & Purchases
A few branded bottles of liquor at a catered party.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol socially, and some tipsy behavior is shown. A minor character drinks from a flask on the job. Several references to people smoking weed. A man says pills for an airplane flight knocked him out and made him nauseated. After the flight he's too out of it to drive himself home. A man who's supposed to be a doctor gives another pills.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Today We Fix the World is a dramedy from Argentina, available either with subtitles or dubbed, about a man and his fourth grade son's search for the boy's biological father. Adults drink alcohol with occasional tipsiness shown, and a minor character drinks from a flask on the job. There are a couple of mentions of people who smoke weed. A man takes pills to relax for a flight. Sex and mild violence are implied by sound effects and reaction shots, but nothing's directly shown except for one headbutt and a couple of kisses. Strong language in translation from Spanish includes "bulls--t," "son of a bitch," and "jackass." Parental loss in a traffic accident is an important part of the story; mild sadness and grieving are shown. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This low-key comedy from Argentina is sweet, funny, and charming. The acting in Today We Fix the World is wonderful, and newcomer Benjamin Otero playing 9-year-old Benito has real screen presence. The story holds the viewers' interest, moving gently but steadily forward.
Although Benito is a central character, the movie is unlikely to hold younger kids' attention. It's told from Griego's perspective, and a lot of the humor is subtle and based on the situation. But families with teens and up who can handle the occasional references to adult behavior can enjoy this heartfelt father-son story together.
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