Picture from Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Overall A-

Russell Crowe has amazing abilities to paint a picture of the inner turmoil facing the seafaring character Captain Jack Aubrey.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense battle sequences, related images and brief language

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

After the attack from the French ship, Captain Jack Aubrey has the difficult job of balancing pride against protecting and defending his country’s freedom. How can you tell the difference between reacting in revenge versus justified self-defense?

Do you think Dr. Maturin is opposed to fighting for his nation’s sovereignty? Do you think he is simply using his love of nature as an excuse to avoid further conflict?

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