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Wadjda

Ten-years-old Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) rebels against the customs of her world by wanting to buy a bike -- something only boys are allowed to ride! This foreign film, created by female writer/director Haifaa Al-Mansouris, is shot in Saudi Arabia, with dialogue in the Arabic language and English subtitles. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 13 Sep 2013
Video Release: 11 Feb 2014
MPAA Rating: PG
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Wadjda is rated PG: for thematic elements, brief mild language and smoking.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Cast: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani
Studio: 2013 Razor Film / Sony Pictures Classics
Website: Official site for Wadjda.

Detailed Review

Culture is a funny thing. We live within our own like a fish in water, so accustomed to its presence we almost forget it is there. Yet, if we were… 
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Why Is Wadjda Rated PG?

Violence: School children are punished by serving detentions (standing outside the classroom in the hot… 
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Talk It Over

People in the Western world are often critical of the restrictions imposed in Muslim countries,… 
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