Parents' Guide to

Twelve Mile Road

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Uneven faith-based family melodrama has heavy themes.

Movie NR 2003 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

age 11+

Awesome!

I love this movie! It was so much fun to watch with my 12 year old!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There are moments where the acting is solid, Crewson and Selleck as a divorced couple resonate, and some of the quieter but more authentic moments of life on the farm have a picturesque beauty. But the movie hinges on troubled teen Dulcie, who overacts through the film with tantrums and provocations that are never really explained and that don't seem to fit the quiet thoughtfulness of everyone else in the picture.

Plus, it throws some heavy punches in the maturity department: teen pregnancy, animal cruelty, a newborn's death, a frank discussion of abortion as murder, some evangelism, and profanity throughout. This is more likely to be a hit among Christian families who are looking for a reaffirming message, even if it throws a few curveballs. Likely to spark discussions.

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