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14A(14A)

Synopsis

Dir: Shasha Nakhai, Rich Williamson. Drama. Based on the novel by Catherine Hernandez. Three young children (Liam Diaz, Anna Claire Beitel, Essence Fox) become friends at a student reading center.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, developmental and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence in a child abuse context - no blood or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of bullying and racism
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and illegal substance use

Thematic elements

  • Coping with trauma
  • Parent/child bonds
  • Poverty

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language, substance use, and mature subject matter

Classification date

January 26, 2022

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