ReGeneration

2010 NR 1h 21m DVD

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ReGeneration

2010 NR 1h 21m DVD
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This insightful documentary probes the psyche of today's youth, who seem too overwhelmed by the multitude of issues facing them to take any action. Are they just pampered and materialistic, or has the media brainwashed them into apathy? Interviews with social commentators such as Noam Chomsky and artists such as Mos Def set a historical context, while high schoolers and the head of a young family discuss the rationale for their belief systems.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that ReGeneration is a Ryan Gosling-narrated documentary that explores why today's youths seem so apathetic and cynical about the world's problems. Many theories are formed, and a few solutions are offered, but the gist is to encourage questioning the status quo and to assert that one voice can make a difference. There are a few violent images of the kind you might see on the evening news (war, poverty, street violence, the aftermath of disaster, etc.), as well as a couple of salty words ("s--t" and "a--hole"). But none of the content is gratuitous, and any teen of high school age could and should see ReGeneration.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

Some brief disturbing images are shown during montages, roughly the same kind of thing that can be seen on the news -- i.e., quick images of war, poverty, street violence (with some blood), and the aftermath of disaster (the Hurricane Katrina crisis). Discussion of the war in Iraq and how it's represented on television.

Language

Language is very infrequent, but "s--t" and "a--hole" are both used once.

Social Behavior

ReGeneration explores possible reasons for why teens aren't more involved in the world and the issues it faces. It urges teens not to be apathetic about debt, money, war, and many other current troubles, asserting that even one voice or one small gesture can make a difference. (The movie's website has some helpful hints.)

Consumerism

Many brands are shown briefly as part of montages, but it's all part of a discussion about the cause and effect of consumerism. No products are being advertised.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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