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Overall A

When sentenced to a Jewish concentration camp, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni) uses his unusual sense of humor and perspective to shield his five-year-old son (Giorgio Cantarini) from the terror that surrounds them.

Violence A-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 Roberto Benigni, Giorgio Cantarini

Talk to your kids about…

Life Is Beautiful

This film opens many obvious conversations regarding the Jewish Holocaust. Although the characters here are fictitious, many Internet sites offer accurate historical information. You may want to start your search with the American Holocaust Museum at http://www.ushmm.org/

Ask your children to identify problems they face. Could a change in attitude help them to overcome these concerns? Can humor help us cope with stressful situations?

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