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Persepolis

Growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution of the 1970s, Marjane Satrapi (voice of Chiara Mastroianni) becomes increasingly rebellious over the new limits on her freedom. Hoping for a better life, the teen is sent to an Austrian boarding school by her parents (voices of Catherine Deneuve and Simon Abkarian)--but the culture shock proves equally difficult for the young immigrant. This animated movie is based on the semi-autobiographical graphic novels of Marjane Satrapi. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Theater Release: 31 Jan 2008
Video Release: 23 Jun 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Persepolis is rated PG-13: for mature thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content.

Cast: Marjane Satrapi
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Detailed Review

It's often been said that comedy comes from tragedy. That might explain the moments of biting humor found in the Oscar-nominated movie Persepolis.

Animated almost exclusively in black and white,… 
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Why Is Persepolis Rated PG-13?

Political unrest and war are the backdrops for this animated film that includes repeated portrayals… 
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Talk It Over

What does Marjane’s grandmother mean when she says “fear lulls our minds to sleep”? What… 
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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett

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