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Netflix’s A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY Parents Guide Review

Netflix’s A Nearly Normal Family is a well-crafted and suspenseful crime thriller that will keep viewers hooked until the very end. Check out the details in my parents guide review.

Netflix's A Nearly Normal Family Parents Guide

Netflix’s A Nearly Normal Family was released on the streaming service across the United States this weekend, November 24, 2023. The cast of main characters include Lo Kauppi (lawyer Ulrika Sandell), Alexandra Karlsson Tyrefors (Stella Sandell), Björn Bengtsson (as Stella’s father Adam Sandell), Håkan Bengtsson (Mikael Blomberg), Christian Fandango Sundgren (as Christoffer Olsen or Chris Olsen), Melisa Ferhatovic (Amina Besic), and Christoffer Willén (Robin). The series was adapted from the bestselling novel by M.T. Edvardsson, which was translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, directed by Per Hanefjord (Agent Hamilton), and penned by The Truth Will Out screenwriters Anna Platt and Hans Jörnlind. Check out the details in my parents guide review.

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Netflix’s A Nearly Normal Family Parents Guide

In Netflix’s A Nearly Normal Family: The Sandell family is a normal family consisting of the priest Adam, the lawyer Ulrika and their 19-year-old daughter Stella. They live a seemingly perfect life in a polished residential suburb outside of Lund. One day, everything changes when Stella ends up in custody, accused of murder. Her devastated parents don’t know what to do. What has happened? They want to help Stella at any cost, but do they really know their daughter? Or each other?

Netflix's A Nearly Normal Family Parents Guide

Netflix’s A Nearly Normal Family Age Rating Parents Guide

Let’s take a look at what concerned parents need to know about the age ratings of the series before letting their younger children watch Netflix’s A Nearly Normal Family.

LanguageNetflix’s A Nearly Normal Family contains much strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include f*ck, sl*t, sh*t, d*ck, and phrases like “Jesus Christ.”

Mature Content: The biggest lookout in the gripping legal thriller mini series is the sexual content it includes. Characters are shown being raped, drugged and raped, a sexual assault, and having affairs. There is nudity in the show, revealing female breasts and a nude rear end, and sex scenes shown on screen reveal couples thrusting and engaging in intercourse. The show revolves around a murder, so there is discussion about that and a scene showing someone being stabbed, as well as getting beaten up. Characters are shown consuming alcohol and partaking in drugs, in the form of a roofie.

Age Rating of the Movie A Nearly Normal Family: Netflix Original Limited Series A Nearly Normal Family movie rating has a TV-MA rating by the Motion Picture Association of America – MPAA ratings – for peril, and some language and the parental guidelines advisory recommends it for a mature audiences, an older audience, an adult audience, young people, young adults, older kids, and teens aged 17 years and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or a legal guardian (adult guardian) for this restricted TV-MA category is highly suggested for young children, young kids, younger kids, and young viewers under 17 years of age in this TV-MA-rated motion picture for adult material. The minimum age recommendation is 17 years old.

Overall Thoughts

Netflix’s A Nearly Normal Family is a gripping Swedish series crime thriller miniseries that premiered on Netflix in November 2023. Based on the best-selling book by M.T. Edvardsson, the series follows the Sandell family, whose seemingly perfect life is shattered when their ordinary teenager daughter, eighteen-year-old Stella Sandell, is accused of the horrific crime of murdering her boyfriend.

The series explores different perspectives of themes of family dynamics, secrets, and the lengths to which people will go to protect loved ones.The members of the Sandell Family is portrayed with depth and nuance, allowing viewers to empathize with their struggles and motivations. Which in turn keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with its twists and turns, making it hard to put down.

While the cast of Netflix’s A Nearly Normal Family delivers strong performances, particularly by the show’s character Alexandra Karlsson Tyrefors as Stella Sandell and Lo Kauppi as Ulrika Sandell; certain characters, particularly Stella’s boyfriend Chris and her best friend Amina, don’t receive as much development as they could.

Some episodes of A Nearly Normal Family feel slightly slow and could benefit from more streamlined storytelling. Although the series started off with a thrilling, heinous crime and the brutal murder of a man, the murder case became a bit of a slow burn, which could easily result in losing the interest of some viewers.

The conclusion of the family drama might leave some viewers feeling a bit unsatisfied. However, all in all, Netflix’s A Nearly Normal Family is a well-crafted and suspenseful crime thriller that will keep viewers hooked until the very end. The series explores complex themes and features strong performances, making it a worthwhile watch for fans of the genre.

Netflix's A Nearly Normal Family Parents Guide

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