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Still shot from the movie: Divergent.


In a society that maintains the peace by categorizing each member into one of five factions, Beatrice "Tris" Prior (Shailene Woodley) has a problem. She is divergent, meaning she doesn't fit nicely into any of these pigeonholes. And should someone find out, she would be destroyed to prevent her from threatening the prevailing order. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 140
Theater Release: 21 Mar 2014
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Like many other big screen characters, Katniss Everdeen inspired fashion trends among her fans outside of the theater. Do you think Tris’ tattoo of three birds will encourage Divergent followers to get their own? Many of the other characters in this story also have inked images. How are tattoos portrayed both positively and negatively in the movie?

Eric appears to always be changing rules to suit him. Is it hard to respect a leader who makes regulations on a whim? Why are rules usually depicted as bad things in this movie? From a positive perspective, how do rules help regulate society?

One of Tris’ abilities as a divergent is to solve problems. When she is faced with challenges, Four tells her to calm herself and deal with what is in front of her. Is this good advice? Why is it important to be able to remain composed in a stressful or difficult situation?

This movie is based on a novel by Veronica Roth. The studio has high hopes for this film adaptation.

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