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All About Eve Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 12+

Classic movie about an ambitious woman.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this classic showbiz drama has some powerful messages about ambition and betrayal. Eve manipulates others to get what she wants and succeed, and other characters initially believe her. There's also some social drinking representative of movies of the era.

  • Families can talk about what actions are appropriate to realize ambition. Compare it to movies like Rudy, also about the achievement of a dream. It's not the dream that differs here as much as how it's achieved. It might be fun for kids to talk about the theater and how it differs from movies. Take them to a local production, or get a book of plays for children from the library and help them produce one.

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking (sometimes to excess), some "I need a drink" responses to stress.

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