Parents' Guide to

My Beautiful Stutter

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Moving stuttering docu has mentions of suicide, bullying.

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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

I’m 14 not an adult fyi

Well made inspiring movie. I have a stutter too and SAY, talked about in the movie, is the BEST!!! However this movie is not for kids because of scary, violent stories. That scared me a lot so definetly not for kids. But it is an inspiring movie that older teens and above will like. But I highly recommend for anyone 16+ who has a stutter!!!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This documentary is fantastic for a lot of reasons -- on-screen representation, empathy building for people who stutter, and promoting a general message of self-acceptance. While stuttering is fairly common (1 in 20 kids have a stutter, according to the documentary), it's uncommon enough that many people go a large portion of their lives without meeting another person who stutters. It's hard to remember many TV shows or movies that show a character with a stutter on screen, and don't shy away from depicting disrupted speech. Watching an entire documentary with characters who stutter is wonderful for both kids who have a stutter to see themselves reflected on screen, and for kids who do not stutter to feel empathy towards their peers. This documentary is a great entry point to talk to kids about encountering people different from themselves in the world, and how they might be able to better understand them.

It's hard to watch this documentary without feeling a host of emotions. Being a kid and teenager is hard enough, and seeing kids who have an especially hard time of growing up and making friends is sure to affect grown-up and kid viewers alike. The documentary does not shy away from showing how stuttering makes these kids' lives harder, but it also strikes a hopeful tone. It's called My Beautiful Stutter for a reason; it can offer lessons to all of us about learning to love ourselves just as we are.

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