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Pay It Forward

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Overall: A-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
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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.

What is the difference between people who talk about ideas and people who do them? Which type of person was Trevor? Which type was Mr. Simonet?

What happens to Arlene after she forgives her mother? Why is it important for us to forgive? How can refusing to forgive hold us hostage within past experiences?

Can you start “pay it forward” in your family? Even if you choose not to see the movie, the simple idea is worthy of trying: Meet as a family, have each member pick three people they can do something kind for, and see what happens!

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About the Reviewer: Rod Gustafson

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