Where Hope Grows

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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age 12+

Moving faith-based friendship drama not just for believers.

PG-13 2015 95 minutes

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age 16+

Beware the PG-13 rating

We had an afternoon available and took my 12 yr old son to watch this moving thinking it would be a feel good, Christian, good message type movie. Was not at all prepared for the very adult subject matter. The other person's review really downplayed the "bad boyfriend" and no I'm not at all a prude. The opening scene is of teenagers having sex or getting ready to have sex. It's not a quick screen shot, it's a long drawn out scene and IMO very mature for the rating of PG-13. The storyline is decent, overall good message, but keep in mind it's also just as the description provided of heavy adult topics/content. Was also not ready for the attempted rape scene either. Couldn't it have been a fight that leads the climax, if after all the storyline was suppose to be about the unlikely friendship? And then you have the adultery content... honestly too much sex-related content for a PG-13 movie. I know many parents take their 9+ old child to PG-13 movies, but I don't think it's even appropriate for 13 yr olds. This movie pushes the boundaries of the rating too much.

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age 2+

Great movie!

They do not use God's Name in vein.

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