Testament of Youth

Divided by war. United by love.


Testament of Youth
Based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

129 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12.
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, War, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Colin Morgan, Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Kit Harrington, Miranda Richardson
Director
James Kent
ScreenplayJuliette Towhidi, from the autobiography by Vera Brittain
MusicMax Richter
CinematographyRob Hardy
EditingLucia Zicchetti
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byBBC Films, Heyday Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for thematic material including bloody and disturbing war related images
Runtime129
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
1
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote icon'n Pasifis ontluik in die loopgrawe.
15
Cape Times
Leslie Felperin quote iconLove as war looms.
15
Metacritic.com
34 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
109 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Testament of Youth is well-acted and beautifully filmed, adding up to an enriching if not adventurous experience for fans of British period dramas.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconHeartrending WWI drama has heavy content, strong heroine.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
22 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
7490 users
15
Internet
8237 Netizens quote iconA story of a woman who lived the life of love and hate, the life of hope and loss.
14

Average .. 74%

15

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