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TOGETHER Parents Guide Movie Review

Together is a raw, intimate and heartfelt tale of one couple’s emotional journey through the pandemic. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.

TOGETHER Parents Guide

Together is in theaters today, August 27th! The film breaks the fourth wall and gives audiences a personal look at one couple’s mental struggle with the lock downs during the pandemic. But is it safe for kids? Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.

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A couple are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown. She (Sharon Horgan) is a charity worker, a coordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity. She’s the daughter of a dentist father and an`old socialist’ mother and the only grandparent still around. He (James McAvoy), meanwhile, is a self-employed, self-made man who runs a boutique computing consultancy.

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TOGETHER Age Appropriate Parents Guide

Lets take a look at what parents need to know below letting their kids view Together movie.

Language: Together contains some harsh language with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include: f*ck, sh*t, b*tch, and b*stard.

Mature Content: The film contains mature themes, a couple is unhappy and on the brink of a break up. There are also discussions of their sex lives and references used like “pounding each other.”

Overall Thoughts

Together was filmed in one location, over a period of 10 days, and takes an intimate look at one couple who wanted to break-up before the pandemic lock downs but who is now forced to live “together” during this period. Where the film excels is in the acting and delivery of its two main characters.Both McAvoy and Horgan give stellar performances, and at times break the 4th wall speaking directly to viewers, delivering lengthy intense monologues which demand the attention of audiences. Horgan in particular will bring viewers to tears with her moving story of her mother who lives in a nursing home.

Every one of us has a bit of trauma inflicted on our psyche due to the pandemic, whether it be the death of loved ones, having to virtual school children, loss of a job and isolation. What I was particularly moved with in this film is in Arthur’s (the young son of the couple) presence. The lock downs has given rise to mental health issues, particularly in children, and this film addresses this subject without having to say a word. As the couple bicker back and forth, shots of Arthur listening to the arguments, as he sits in the stairwell, will tear at the heart.

Together is more than a movie which has viewers reliving the trauma of the past, as it leaves us all with a question to reflect on. Have we learned anything from this? The film suggests we haven’t, stating once this is over, we will soon return to our normal lives. This may be true. We are still in the midst of the pandemic, and some are going on with their daily lives as if Covid never existed. Instead, people should take the time to reflect on the perspective this pandemic has gifted us.  If there is to be a positive aspect gleaned from all of this, it is that life as it was could not be sustained indefinitely.  Something has to give, and now is the perfect time to forge a new beginning, much like the rebirth of a forest after a devastating fire. Perhaps a film such as this is a good reminder to everyone of how much worse things can get, if we let our guard down. 

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