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Still shot from the movie: Freakonomics.

Freakonomics

Based on the best-selling book Freakonomics by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner, this documentary takes a satirical look at a variety of subjects from an economic perspective. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 85
Theater Release:
Video Release: 18 Jan 2011
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.

Why does the illusion of purity make it difficult to question something? How does this attitude allow supposedly honorable people to get away with crimes?

The erroneous cause and effect connection between ice cream and polio depicts an interesting example of how theories and science can be proved wrong. What other examples of this mistaken link can you think of?

Do you agree with monetary incentives for students who do their homework and get good grades? Is that kind of inducement any different than the paychecks that working people receive for their efforts? What would motivate you to do better?

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