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Still shot from the movie: Life Is Beautiful.

Life Is Beautiful

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 118
Theater Release: 05 Nov 1998
Video Release: 04 Oct 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.

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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