Words and Pictures

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Mostly predictable romance has lots of drinking.

PG-13 2014 111 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+
While this film presents adult topics, they are ones teens face way before adulthood. Drinking, bullying, sexual harassment, stalking, family discord, relationship issues, communication problems and self-defeating behaviors - all touched on in this picture. Sadly, other reviews only saw the excess drinking by Owens' character, while failing to identify the actual thesis. That being, that this film depicts two older middle-age artists, one a writer who teaches Honors English. The other, a painter who teaches Honors Art. Both, experiencing inner battles. One a battle with alcohol, the other accepting and living with Rhumatoid Arthritis. Their chemistry and humor are engaging. Their battles are real. Individually and together, the two inspire their students to strive to be the best versions of themselves, refusing to accept mediocrity. In the process, they inspire other faculty members. In the end, the bullying stalker/ sexual harraser was expelled and the drinker stopped drinking. This movie made me laugh and cry. It was a feel-good, romantic inspirational chick-flick. And, I loved it.

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