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The Truth About Charlie

MPAA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPAA) for for some violence and sexual content/nudity
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Primary Audience:
Teens Adults
Genre:
Thriller / Crime
Length:
1 hr. 44 min.
Year of Release:
2002
Simon Abkarian in “The Truth About Charlie”

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Christine Boisson, Stephen Dillane | Directed by: Jonathan Demme | Produced by: Edward Saxon, Ed Saxon, Jonathan Demme, Peter Saraf, Luc Besson | Written by: Jonathan Demme, Jessica Bendinger, Peter Stone, Peter Joshua, Steve Schmidt | Distributor: Universal Pictures

Viewer Comments
Positive

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Negative
Negative—The opening scene is a woman in very revealing underwear. What did it have to do with the movie? Oh absolutely nothing. I don’t remember anything else very morally objectionable. But even from a secular standpoint, no one could like this movie. It was weird, random, and disconnected. It was a murder mystery, with every weird thing added in.
My Ratings: [Average / 1]
Pheel, age 19
Comments from young people
Negative—My friends and I went to go see this movie one night on a spur of the moment kind of thing because the other movie we had intended to see was sold out, and I would not recommend this movie to anyone!! The movie was not necessarily offensive in its morals.

There was hardly any bad language, however there was some frontal nudity of a woman in the first scene. I just did not like the movie because the plot was not very developed and there were very random illogical happenings throughout the entire film. I left the theater feeling disappointed that I had spent my money on this film.
My Ratings: [Average / 1]
Emily, age 18
Movie Critics
…marginally entertaining [but] can’t even be compared to the classic Charade…
Holly McClure, Crosswalk
…a jumbled, irritating mess of a movie…
Michael Elliott, Movie Parables

…[There is a surprising] “absence of foul language with only one s-word and a few exclamatory profanities…

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