The Letters

2015 PG 1h 59m DVD

The Letters

2015 PG 1h 59m DVD
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This inspiring biographical drama portrays the remarkable life of Mother Teresa through the lens of a decades-long correspondence with her confidant and spiritual mentor, Father Celeste van Exem.
Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow, Rutger Hauer
William Riead
Widescreen 2.40:1
English, English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Letters is a biographical drama about Mother Teresa. Starring English actress Juliet Stevenson as the Nobel Peace Prize-winning nun, the movie explores key moments in Mother Teresa's transformation from a convent nun who taught school in India to a Vatican-approved head of her own order dedicated to the "poorest of the poor." The movie features several scenes of human suffering, including the dying and poverty-stricken, as well as a protest by those temporarily angry that a temple was used as a hospital.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


An angry mob protests Mother Teresa's use of a temple as a hospital. A family doesn't want her help (at first) and angrily tells her to go away. Threat of violence during the Partition. Scenes of extreme poverty and sick and dying people suffering.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Strong messages of dedication to faith and to all humanity, particularly the disenfranchised and those without resources.


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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