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The Jensen Project

By Christopher Gildemeister

 

Starring: Kellie Martin, Brady Smith, Justin Kelly, Alyssa Diaz, David Andrews, Patricia Richardson, Levar Burton

Recommended age: 5+

Overall PTC Traffic Light Rating: Green

 

 

 

Sex

Kissing

Violence

Fistfights, chases, explosions, mild peril

Language

None

Behavior

Disobeying parents

 

Years ago, brilliant scientist Claire Thompson was deeply wounded by her boss Edwin Jensen while working with the Jensen Project – a philanthropic scientific organization that works behind the scenes to develop new technology to solve the problems of disease, hunger, and poverty. As a result, Claire and her husband Matt left the project. But when Edwin steals Claire’s invention and threatens to pervert it into a terrible weapon, the Thompsons are recalled to the Project – and Claire, Matt, their son Brody, and the street-smart teen genius Samantha are launched on a wild adventure to stop Edwin and his criminal associates before it is too late. 

 

There is practically no content of concern to parents in this movie. The heroes get into various brief fistfights and struggles with the bad guys on a few occasions, and staples of an “action” pictures, like car chases and explosions, are also seen. Brody and Sam shoot each other with paintballs during a game. Edwin uses his technology to alter a human being’s heart rate and blood level, but the subject is unconscious throughout. As teens, Brody and Samantha are mildly rebellious, disobeying parental instructions in order to help battle Edwin. There is also discussion about Brody’s habit of skipping out of school because he doesn’t find it challenging enough.

 

The major positive message of the picture is that family members must learn to communicate their feelings to one another. Because she was wounded by Edwin’s words, Claire has uprooted the entire Thompson family, none of whom have learned to share their feelings or talk problems out; but the events of the movie teach them the value of communication.

 

The Jensen Project is a delightful action-packed adventure, with a clever plot, engaging characters, good moral lessons, and a thrilling roller-coaster ride of drama with a science-fiction flavor.  The Parents Television Council is proud to award The Jensen Project with the PTC Seal of ApprovalTM. The PTC recommends this DVD for all viewers over age five.

 

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