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Still shot from the movie: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Russell Crowe has amazing abilities to paint a picture of the inner turmoil facing the seafaring character Captain Jack Aubrey. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 138
Theater Release: 13 Nov 2003
Video Release: 19 Apr 2004
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.

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?

Click the link for a complete list of Patrick O’Brian novels featuring Captain Aubrey and Dr. Maturin. Ordering any of these books from Amazon.com through this link helps support Grading the Movies!

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