Summer vacay will be here before you know it, and you’ll soon be tasked with filling those three amazing months with fun. Start by heading to the theater to check out the newest kid flicks debuting in 2017. Common Sense Media put together a comprehensive guide of the top movies to watch this summer along with their signature reviews that’ll help you discern whether the movie is appropriate for your family. Flip through the gallery for their picks.
Everything, Everything (May 19)
Target Age: Teens
What's the buzz? Everything, Everything is based on Nicola Yoon's best-selling young adult romance novel about a teen girl who can't leave her house. Maddy Whittier (Amandla Stenberg) suffers from a severe autoimmune disorder that makes her allergic to almost everything. She lives a relatively content life, even though the only people she sees are her mom (Anika Noni Rose) and nurse (Ana de la Reguera). But that all changes when Olly Bright (Nick Robinson) moves in next door. As they fall for each other, Maddy starts to dream about life outside her sealed-off house and wonder whether going outside is worth the risk to her health. Expect some kissing and possibly other racy content. The book also deals with domestic violence and has some swearing and descriptions of sex, so that could pop up in the movie as well.
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