The Truth Below

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Deadly avalanche unearths sex and disturbing behavior.

MTV Drama 2011

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age 17+

Claustrophobic, black and no redeeming qualities

4 university-aged children are trapped under an avalanche in a car. They share "truth or dare" type stories in order to get to know each other better as they wonder if they are about to die. This movie is claustrophobic at the bare minimum, and while some might think it a "good dose of reality" about people, it shows people regressing to their worst, rather than best, qualities. The characters ignore each other's most basic needs. They insult each other. Spoiler alert! One character lets another die on purpose by denying him is asthma medicine. I found the blackness of this movie was not compensated by lessons about how people can be harmful in stressful situations, but still come out with a grain of humanity. I think kids today can do better than this movie would leave you believing. And it is INTENSELY claustrophobic.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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