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What Movies are suitable for Kids and Teens

Movie reviews for Moms, from a Mom of three, and a movie fanatic.

Ah, the movies. There’s nothing like them. But let’s face it: they don’t make them like they used to. The action is more real, the stories more intense, and the ratings more relaxed. So you need a critic to tell you not only if a movie is good, but good for your family. That’s where I come in. I’m Box Office Mom.  I’m your behind-the-scenes ticket to family friendly movies and parent movie reviews.

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 What makes Box Office Mom different from other movie critics?

  • I review movies to see if they’re appropriate for kids, and if kids will like them.
  • I tell parents what they want to know about profanity, sexual content, violent content, and drug and alcohol content.
  • Movies are subjective. The Box Office Mom website allows parents to make an informed decision about what is appropriate for their children, pre-teens and teenagers.

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It

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ItRating: 2.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: September 8, 2017
MPAA Rating: R
Best Age Group: 15+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Teens Like It? Yes

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Logan Lucky

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Logan LuckyRating: 3.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 18, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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 The Glass Castle

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UnknownRating: 2.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 12, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 14+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Excessive
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

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The Nut Job 2Rating: 4.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 12, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 6+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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The Dark Tower

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The Dark TowerRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 4, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 14+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? No

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The Emoji Movie

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The Emoji MovieRating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: July 28, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 6+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Dunkirk

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DunkirkRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: July 21, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Maybe

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War for the Planet of the Apes

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War for the planet of the apesRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: July 14, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Maybe

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Spider-Man-HomecomingRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: July 7, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Transformers: The Last Knight

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Transformers- The Last KnightRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 21, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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47 Meters Down

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47 Meters DeepRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 16, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Cars

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Cars 3Rating: 4.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 16, 2017
MPAA Rating: G
Best Age Group: 5+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Wonder Woman

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Wonder WomanRating: 3.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 2, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

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Captain UnderpantsRating: 3.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: June 2, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 6+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid- The Long HaulRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: May 19, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 8+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Everything, Everything

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Everything, EverythingRating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: May 19, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It?  Yes

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Guardian of the Galaxy 2Rating: 3.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: May 5, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It?  Yes

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The Circle

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The CircleRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: April 28, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It?  Yes

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The Fate of the Furious

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The Fate of the FuriousRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: April 14, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

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Power Rangers

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Power RangersRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: March 24, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

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Beauty and the Beast

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Beauty and the BeastRating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: March 17, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 8+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

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Kong: Skull Island

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Kung- Skull IslandRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: March 10, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

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The Lego Batman Movie

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The Lego Batman movieRating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: February 10, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 7+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

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The Space Between Us

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The Space Between UsRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: February 3, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 11+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids/Teens Like It?  Yes

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A Dog’s Purpose

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A Dog's PurposeRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: January 27, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids/Teens Like It?  Yes

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The Founder

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the founderRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: January 20, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

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Patriots Day

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Patriots DayRating: 2 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: January 13, 2017
MPAA Rating: R
Best Age Group: 17+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Teens Like It?  Yes

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Monster Trucks

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Monster TrucksRating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: January 13, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 7+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

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A Monster Calls

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a-monster-callsRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: January 6, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 15+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It?  No

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Sing

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SingRating: 5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: December 21, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 5+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

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Passengers

 

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passengersRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: December 21, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 14+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids/Teens Like It?  No

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Collateral Beauty

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collateral-beautyRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: December 16, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It?  No

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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rogue-one-star-warsRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: December 16, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: None
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It?  Yes

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Believe

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believeRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: December 2, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/Teens Like It?  Maybe

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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fantastic-beastRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: November 18, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 10+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/ Teens Like It?  Yes

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Doctor Strange

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dr-strangeRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: November 4, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Teens Like It?  Yes

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Trolls

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trollsRating: 4 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets.
Release Date: November 4, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 5+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: None
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

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Hacksaw Ridge

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hacksaw-ridge-new-posterRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: November 2, 2016
MPAA Rating: R
Best Age Group: 16+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Teens Like It?  Yes

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I’m Not Ashamed

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im-not-ashamedRating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets.
Release Date: October 21, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Teens Like It?  Yes

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Boo! A Madea Halloween

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boo-the-madeas-halloweenRating: 2 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: October 21, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Teens Like It?  Yes

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 The Girl On The Train

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the-girl-on-the-trainRating: 1 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: October 10, 2016
MPAA Rating: R
Best Age Group: 17+
Sexual Content: Excessive
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Excessive
Will Teens Like It?  Yes

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 Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life

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middle-school-the-worst-years-of-my-lifeRating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: October 6, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 9+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/ Teens Like It? Yes

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Deepwater Horizon

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deepwater-horizonRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: September 30, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Teens Like It? Yes

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See the trailer here!


 

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