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May 28th, 2013, 08:50 PM
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Tween Friendly Movies/books based in Rome, Florence or Venice

Family friendly movie/book suggestions for tweens to watch before our trip?
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May 28th, 2013, 08:59 PM
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The very great movie A Little Romance. It's one of my favorites.

I think Roman Holiday would be appropriate for tweens.
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May 28th, 2013, 09:47 PM
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I can't believe that I'm even suggesting this, but there is an awful Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen direct-to-video movie called "When in Rome." But depending on your kids, they might think it was fun to see some sights in Rome with young girls starring.

I'm now hanging my head in shame.
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May 28th, 2013, 10:57 PM
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The Thief Lord for Venice, based on the delightful book by Cornelia Funke.

Mary-Kate & Ashley in Paris (lol caze17!) Though they are more mid-teens in this film.
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May 29th, 2013, 07:16 PM
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Lol Caze17!! I hang my head in shame that it is exactly the kind of movie they will go for. Thanks for the suggestions all! I need as many as I can get!
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May 29th, 2013, 08:03 PM
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We've watched quite a few movies to familiarize my kids with some of the places we'll be visiting. My daughter is 11 and my son is turning 14. My daughter was much more interested in most of the movies, but my son watched a few of the more "action" based ones...

The ones I can remember are: Angels and Demons, Only You, Under the Tuscan Sun, TheTourist, Roman Holiday, The Agony and the Esctasy, a documentary on Pompeii, My Life in Ruins (we'll be in Athens-we're going on a cruise as well as spending time in Italy after), and my son and I watched Gladiator - but I wouldn't exactly say that's tween appropriate since it's rated R. Oh, we also saw Letters To Julliette.

I think it's been a great idea for them, especially my daughter to see some of the area we'll be visiting. And we've enjoyed our "International Movie Night"!
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May 30th, 2013, 05:26 AM
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I was going to name some of the same movies that ShellD suggested, but I was unsure of what you considered "family friendly" (everyone has different standards).

If you want more information on the content of these movies to judge for yourself, IMDb (the movie database at IMDb.com) has a feature called "Parents Guide: View Content Advisory." You can look up a movie and find what people have posted regarding the content of the movie. Contributions are supposed to be fact based, not opinions, so the review might mention a specific scene. (For example, for "Gladiator" one comment says that "The villain says that the hero's wife 'moaned like a whore when (his men) ....'"
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May 30th, 2013, 07:11 AM
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The Wings of the Dove by Henry James

Where Angels Fear to Tread by EM Forster

Room with a View by EM Forster

Movie versions available starring, of course, Helena Bonham Carter.


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May 30th, 2013, 10:34 AM
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In addition to those already mentioned, I really like Three Coins in the Fountain (Rome)and Summertime (with Katharine Hepburn, set in Venice).
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May 30th, 2013, 02:05 PM
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May 31st, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Thanks all! Now that school is over, let the movie watching begin!
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Jun 2nd, 2013, 02:57 PM
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I haven't watched the movies but I believe I read that the twilight saga was filmed, some parts, in southern Tuscany
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Jun 2nd, 2013, 04:20 PM
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There is also a Hillary Duff movie that takes place in Rome.
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Jun 4th, 2013, 03:53 PM
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Cferrb - That would be the Lizzie Maguire movie, thanks, I've added to the list.
ga9497- good to know, I believe my daughter has read the series but we have not watched on film.
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