Somewhere Between

2011 NR 1h 28m DVD

Somewhere Between

2011 NR 1h 28m DVD
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Questions of race, identity and heritage are explored through the lives of young American women growing up as adoptees from China. These four distinct individuals reflect on their experiences as members of transracial families.
Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Somewhere Between is a documentary about Chinese children adopted by American families and explores some complex and emotional subjects. It focuses on four teenage girls who have come to terms with the fact that they were all abandoned by their biological parents, and are happy to have found loving homes. It explores the complicate relationship such children have with the past, as they are both intensely curious about their origins, yet the tales can also dredge up intense feelings of sadness and rejection. The film is suitable for older tweens and teens; younger kids may find the subject matter a little intense and confusing, and, in cases where people discuss being abandoned by their parents, even disturbing.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Teens talk about being abandoned as babies or children.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Family is important, whether it's the one into which you were born or another one that chose to accept you as a member. The four teens in this film, all Chinese girls adopted by American families, learn to deal with their mixed background, and embrace the fact that as long as they have loving families, it doesn't make much difference where their parents come from.


Not applicable

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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