Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that My Louisiana Sky is a moving 2001 film set in 1950s rural Louisiana about a feisty 12-year-old girl whose parents are mentally handicapped. As a coming-of-age movie based on the novel by Kimberly Wilis Holt, this is as much about Tiger Ann growing up as it is about her family life -- in the story, she has her first menstrual period and learns what this means from her grandmother, her boy friend (played by a very young Michael Cera) suddenly wants to be her boyfriend, and she begins to conceive of life lived outside of her immediate surroundings. The acting across the board is excellent, and the mental handicaps of the parents are portrayed and presented with great compassion.
Tiger Ann has her first menstrual period and learns what this means from her grandmother. Also, her boy friend suddenly wants to be her boyfriend.
Mild peril, as a girl and her father try to make it home through the woods as a hurricane passes overhead.
As a coming-of-age movie about a 12-year-old girl living with mentally handicapped parents in 1950s Louisiana, this film teaches, through discussion and action, lessons in tolerance and empathy.
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