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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Thoughtful, reflective drama has strong language, nudity.

Movie R 2015 118 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+


Totally unecessary prolonged nudity of a young woman walking past a group of gawping old men as she slowly walks past, steps into the pool and lays on the steps with her breast visible - why?
age 15+

A Brilliant portrait of people's different lives

This film is a masterpiece, although there is a lot of sexual content. There is full frontal nudity, male and female plus a very graphic/wierd sex scene. Overall this movie is not for any kid to watch.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

As with his Oscar-winning The Great Beauty, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino brings a gorgeous, dreamy visual style to this drama, even if it's not quite as profound as it wants to be. Sorrentino continues to channel Italian cinema history, copying Fellini again, as well as Antonioni (and the movie is also dedicated to the late Francesco Rosi). But while those directors used their own style to tackle their own themes, Sorrentino feels lost in their shadows, indirectly using tools from their kits, stuck between art and commercialism.

On the plus side, working with such a quiet, reflective atmosphere, the filmmaker allows plenty of room for the actors to explore their emotions; they all live up to the opportunity. And, with the help of cinematographer Luca Bigazzi, as well as the gorgeous Swiss locations, YOUTH conjures up many beautiful, thought-provoking images without resorting to flashy movements; it's a movie of stillness.

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