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Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth
Testament of Youth
Testament of Youth
  • PG-13
  • 2h 10m
  • 2015
Certified Fresh84%
Common Sense Media Iconage 14+
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Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.
© 2015 Testament Distribution Limited, British Broadcasting Corporation and The British Film Institute. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh84%
Critics Consensus: Testament of Youth is well-acted and beautifully filmed, adding up to an enriching if not adventurous experience for fans of British period dramas.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Heartrending WWI drama has heavy content, strong heroine.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Testament of Youth is a historical drama based on Vera Brittain's same-titled memoir about being young during World War I. The story of her life as an aspiring Oxford student, bride-to-be, and battlefield nurse is both heartrending and violent. It shows the horror of trench warfare -- young men bloodied and missing limbs, blind, and in various stages of injury -- and many characters die, some in terrible pain, bleeding, and calling for loved ones. Expect some drinking and historically accurate smoking, but there's no sexual content aside from a few passionate kisses between Vera (Alicia Vikander) and her beau/fiance. And the language is tame ("bloody," "sod off"), so it's really just the violence that will determine whether your teen is ready to see this war drama/romance.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 5, 2015
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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