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Searching for Bobby Fischer | 1993 | PG | - 0.1.1

True story about a seven-year-old chess prodigy, who's unhappy when he's pressured by adults to become a heartless winner.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - Young boys are frightened when they are hiding in the woods and a man comes up behind them (he means no harm). Several -- civilized -- verbal confrontations.


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LANGUAGE 1 - Some very mild name calling.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Gambling, drinking, drugs, homelessness, winning and losing, disappointment, contempt, jealousy, antagonism, living up to your parents standards.

MESSAGE - Winning isn't everything, being a decent human being and enjoying the game is more important. Children should be allowed to enjoy childhood without undue competitive pressures.

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