Z for Zachariah

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

age 14+

Postapocalyptic sci-fi drama focuses on flawed characters.

PG-13 2015 95 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Explicit and unpleasant sex

I think the reviewer must have popped out for a cup of tea mid movie, because the one sex scene between a drunk and confused young girl and an unscrupulous older man is quite explicit, and unpleasant. The movie is not a "love" triangle. There is very little love involved. The them e is what would happen if the last three people alive were two men and an innocent girl. 14 year olds just wouldn't get it.
age 14+

Dear Margot Robbie

Yesterday The Movie Premiered In The USA Thanks.

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