Wadjda

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Beautiful, nuanced tale of an independent Saudi girl.

PG 2013 98 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 9+

A rare window

We LOVED this movie. It is complex and PAINFUL at times to watch the oppression of women and girls but eye-opening and empowering at the same time. The "too much sex" mark is because it will bring up LOTS of sexuality-related opportunities for tough cultural conversation

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 12+

Not appropriate for 9 year olds

Parental Guide on IMDB.com has following to say about Sex in this film: It is implied that Wadjda's friend Abeer was caught with another man. There are later references to her being married off. In one scene two girls are giving each other magazines, and the head teacher Ms Hassa sees one of the girls' hands under the skirt of the other. The religion club leader tells the girls that they shouldn't touch the Koran while having their periods. Wadjda falls off a bike and complains that she is bleeding - someone says "What's bleeding, your virginity?"

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