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 9+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 9+

Beautiful, wonderful, and funny!

A terrific film from a little filmed location of the world. It subtly states a variety of positions. What are your options when you are confined into a small box and have grown out of it the moment you were placed in it. The complications of getting to work everyday, how to perform yourself, your gender, your desires and your entrepreneurial spirit all collide in this 90 minute masterpiece.
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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Too much sex

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