Parents' Guide to

The Lying Life of Adults

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Excellent moody Italian drama has language, sex, smoking.

TV Drama 2023
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Grit gets worked into a pearl as this meaningful, visually rich, and well acted series unfolds. In The Lying Life of Adults, Giovanna (laser-focused Giordana Marengo) becomes putty in the hands of her rough-hewn Aunt Vittoria (the outstanding Valeria Golino). Her parents know that introducing Vittoria will affect their adolescent daughter, but the changes in Giovanna are kaleidoscopic and fascinating to watch.

Parents and teens who enjoy a good foray into foreign flicks will like this one the most. It's a thought-provoking binge that illustrates politicized life before computers and cell phones beautifully.

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