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Heights Review

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  • 3.0

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Allison Benedikt

    These are not people me and you and everyone we know know--these are "short version" people, characters who comfort each other by quoting Shakespeare.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The film is one of those interlocking dramas where all of the characters are involved in each other's lives, if only they knew it. We know, and one of our pleasures is waiting for the pennies to drop.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Adapted play is too urbane and uncompelling.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film focuses on a young woman's decisions concerning her upcoming wedding and sometimes strained relationship with her mother, a famous actress. It includes sexual references, a brief passionate encounter in a hallway, some language, repeated cheating by romantic partners (heterosexual and homosexual), and some verbal arguments. During a mugging that takes about 20 seconds, one character is stabbed in his side.

  • Families can talk about the relationship between Isabel and her mother Diana, as they discuss men, romance, cheating, and money. Families might also discuss the lack of communication between Isabel and her fiancé: how does the movie use their mutual deceits and silences as a way to critique contemporary, urban focus on careerism and self-interest?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Romantic dishonesty, adultery, a mother-daughter argument.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false3

    Sex: Some nudity, sexual referenecs, a couple of kissing scenes.

  • language false3

    Language: Moderate.

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Set in NYC, background logos.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking at a late night party.