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The Letters

The Letters
The Letters
The Letters
  • PG
  • 1h 54m
  • 2015
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Based on her true story, THE LETTERS explores the life’s work of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mother Teresa, one of the greatest humanitarians of all time. Her selfless devotion to helping the poor changed hearts, transformed lives and inspired millions throughout the world. Told through a series of personal letters, this powerful film is an unforgettable journey of faith, courage and compassion.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The Letters tries to honor Mother Teresa with an unstintingly positive portrayal of her life and works, but ends up smothering a fascinating real-life story under a bland hagiography.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Underwhelming biopic about the extraordinary Mother Teresa.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Letters is a biographical drama about Mother Teresa. Starring English actress Juliet Stevenson as the Nobel Peace Prize-winning nun, the movie explores key moments in Mother Teresa's transformation from a convent nun who taught school in India to a Vatican-approved head of her own order dedicated to the "poorest of the poor." The movie features several scenes of human suffering, including the dying and poverty-stricken, as well as a protest by those temporarily angry that a temple was used as a hospital.

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:December 4, 2015
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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