Waiting for Lightning

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Routine docu about skateboard champ Danny Way.

PG-13 2012 96 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

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age 11+

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My 10 year old and I watched this On Demand actually from Comcast and thought it was great. We have never heard of Danny and so it was a very entertaining story for us about a boy determined to reach his dreams and push himself to explore new challenges. He certainly did not have an easy childhood but I do not think it is anything that a child 11 or older could't watch. It isn't graphic. But it does unfortunately shed light on some less than stellar moments.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism

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