Of Boys and Men

Of Boys and Men
Of Boys and Men
  • PG-13
  • 1h 30m
  • 2008
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The Coles are a tightly knit African-American family with three children supported by mother Rieta (Angela Bassett) and father Holden (Robert Townsend.) When Rieta is killed in a car accident, Holden is left to raise the children. Through their struggles to cope with the loss, they learn important lessons about manhood and family.

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Common Sense Says
Emotional exploration of manhood and loss of a parent.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this drama attempts to deal with a lot of heavy issues, including the loss of a parent, grief, abuse, survival, and loyalty. There's some violence (fistfights) and sexy talk between adults (and mimicked by kids), and kids are lured by a hustler's street wisdom, his drugs (marijuana), and the promise of easy money. The movie has prominent religious themes, including messages about doubting God, as well as belief in the afterlife.

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

  • Genre:Family, Drama
  • Release Date:February 13, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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