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"DEVOTION"
(2022) (Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell) (PG-13)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

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


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: An early 1950s Navy aviator must contend with both racism and being shipped off to the budding war in Korea.
PLOT:

It's 1950 and Jesse Brown (JONATHAN MAJORS) is the only black aviator at a New Hampshire naval base. He's married to Daisy (CHRISTINA JACKSON) with whom he has a young daughter, while the rest of the pilots are single. That includes Tom Hudner (GLEN POWELL) who's the newest addition, a pilot who's bummed that WWII ended right before he graduated from flight school.

With war on the verge of breaking out in Korea, their aircraft carrier sets sail for that area, with the pilots having to contend with newly reconfigured Corsair fighter planes that are more powerful than before, but that the men have little experience with, including the near blind landing of them on a carrier. As they deal with that, Jesse must contend with subtle and overt racism.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into military movies -- especially those set in the past -- or are fans of anyone in the cast, they might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For strong language, some war action/violence, and smoking.


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