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The 5th Quarter

The 5th Quarter
The 5th Quarter
The 5th Quarter
  • PG
  • 1h 38m
  • 2011
Common Sense Media Iconage 11+
In the spirit of The Blind Side comes this inspiring true story of family, faith and football. Aidan Quinn and Andie MacDowell deliver emotionally stirring performances as the mother and father of Jon Abbate, a rising football star at Wake Forest University. Their lives are suddenly shattered when the family’s youngest son, Luke, is killed in a tragic accident. Inspired by Luke’s memory, Jon courageously leads the Wake Forest team to a series of last-minute victories — leading to a thrilling climax that will make you stand up and cheer!
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 11+
Common Sense Says
Football tearjerker may be too intense for younger viewers.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The 5th Quarter is a true story about a family and football team who come together in the aftermath of the tragic death of a 15-year-old boy due to reckless teenage driving. Although it's ultimately an inspirational story, much of the first half of the movie shows the emotional devastation experienced by a family after the death of a loved one: scenes in the hospital and at the funeral and subsequent scenes in which family members try to cope with their loss. These scenes might be a bit much for younger or more sensitive viewers. There also is some profanity ("s--t") and alcohol abuse, although the movie makes it clear that drinking to forget one's problems isn't effective. Overall the movie shows the power of family, faith, friendship, and football to help ease the tremendous difficulty of untimely death, and the film also shows the positive benefits of organ donation -- not only for the recipients of the needed organs but also for the families who agree to donate the organs of their beloved deceased.

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:March 25, 2011
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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