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Overall D+

Flower power blooms in this movie musical about Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), two lovers caught up in the 1960s' Cultural Revolution and protesting the Vietnam War.

Violence C-
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D+
Substance Use D

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As an illegal immigrant on American soil, Jude doesn’t feel the same passion for the anti-war movement as his friends. Why does he feel he doesn’t have a cause for which to fight? How does his personal experience with the aftermath of war differ from the other characters?

Does this film’s artistic depiction of war, illegal drug use and riots lessen or increase the impact of these acts? How does the music influence the portrayal of these events?