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(2017) (Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds) (PG)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff None
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking Moderate
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Minor

Drama: Two deaf children, fifty years apart, run away from home to seek out a parent.
It's 1977 and Ben (OAKES FEGLEY) is a boy living in Minnesota with his relatives following the car accident death of his mother that essentially left him orphaned, what with his mother never informing him of his father's identity. While reminiscing in his old house and finding a clue he believes could help him learn about and maybe meet his father, Ben is struck by lightning while on the phone.

That leaves him deaf but undeterred and he leaves the hospital without informing anyone and takes a bus to New York City to continue his quest. He's befriended and helped by a young boy, Jamie (JADEN MICHAEL), whose father works in the city museum and eventually meets an older woman, Rose (JULIANNE MOORE), who might have answers for him.

Fifty years earlier, Rose (MILLICENT SIMMONDS) is also a deaf child although she's never been able to hear. With a strict, disciplinarian father, Rose escapes in the world of silent movies where she can understand what's being said -- thanks to dialogue title cards -- and seems enamored with silent film star Lillian Mayhew (JULIANNE MOORE). Like her counterpart a half-century later, Rose runs away from home to New York City in hopes of finding her idol who ends up having a connection with the girl.

It doesn't seem that likely despite the two leads being kids.
For thematic elements and smoking.

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