Considering Love and Other Magic parents guide

Considering Love and Other Magic

Sometimes grief can make time stand still.

Overall B+

While coping with the grief of her younger brother’s suicide, 17-year-old Jessie Wilson (Maddie Phillips) takes on a tutoring job with an unusual student. Tommy (Ryan Grantham) claims to be the trapped-in-time, fictional creation of an aging author (Sheila McCarthy) who penned his story in 1952. Whether he's real or imagined, helping Tommy seems to be helping Jessie.

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

Why is Considering Love and Other Magic rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Considering Love and Other Magic Not Rated

Run Time: 93 minutes

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Why is Considering Love and Other Magic rated Not Rated? Considering Love and Other Magic is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

Violence: A child falls from a balcony (implied but not shown) and survives with only minor injuries. Characters deal with death and grief, especially after the suicide of twelve-year-old. This self-inflicted death is frequently discussed, and some details are given (the boy used a knife to cut his wrists). A large blood stain resulting from the incident is shown. A girl sniffs the dirty carpet and purposefully cuts her finger with a knife while obsessing over the loss of her brother. A boy spies on his neighbors and explores dark places in an old house. Students in a biology class dissect frogs and their specimens are shown. Characters play cowboy games with fake guns, and one falls while pretending to be dead.

Sexual Content: Bodily functions are briefly mentioned. Characters hug and kiss. A magazine illustration shows a woman dressed in underwear.

Language: The script includes a few mild profanities, terms of deity used as expletives and name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Prescription medication is mentioned.

Other: Various characters deal with emotional and mental health issues. Grief counseling is depicted and possible treatments/medications are briefly discussed.

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Considering Love and Other Magic
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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News About "Considering Love and Other Magic"

Cast and Crew

Considering Love and Other Magic is directed by Dave Schultz and stars Maddie Phillips, Ryan Grantham, Sheila McCarthy, Rory J. Saper.

Considering Love and Other Magic will be playing at the 2016 Calgary International Film Festival, that runs between September 21 and Oct 2, 2016 in in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Although this is a small, independently made film, you can see some of its stars in bigger productions. Look for Rory J. Saper (Jessie’s Friend) in The Legend of Tarzan, Ryan Grantham (Tommy) in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as well as Darcy Fehr and Nancy Sorel (Jessie’s parents) in Heaven is for Real.

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