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A Mouthful Of Air

A Mouthful Of Air
A Mouthful Of Air
A Mouthful Of Air
  • R
  • 1h 45m
  • 2021
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Julie Davis, warm, kind, loving to her husband and child, is a bestselling children's author. While her books deal with unlocking childhood fears, she has yet to unlock the dark secret that has haunted her own life. But when her second child is born, events occur that bring that secret to the fore, and with it, a crushing, powerful battle to survive. Starring Amanda Seyfried and Finn Wittrock.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: A Mouthful of Air isn't as emotionally impactful as it might have been, but Amanda Seyfried's devastating performance lends the story weight.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Suicide drama urges understanding of postpartum depression.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that A Mouthful of Air is an insightful, delicate portrayal of a new mother named Julie (Amanda Seyfried) whose postpartum depression (PPD) leads to suicidal ideation (and more). The intent is to educate viewers about the signs of PPD and to let new moms know that they're not alone in feeling overwhelmed or that they're failing. But Julie is skilled at pretending that everything's OK -- a common trait in those experiencing depression -- and the nuance of her situation may be tricky for younger viewers to grasp. Clues to a trauma Julie experienced as a child are sprinkled throughout, but it's not clear what happened or how the incident is influencing her mental health. On the other hand, Julie accepts that she needs psychiatric help and medication and is open to talking about her attempted suicide. The film opens with a warning that those who've experienced anxiety and depression may find the content upsetting, but the graphic aspects of Julie's suicidal actions aren't shown on camera (instead, viewers see a close-up of Julie's face as she harms herself). Expect a few instances of strong language ("a--hole," "f--k," etc.), passionate kissing between a married couple, and social drinking by adults.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 29, 2021
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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