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A Thousand and One (2023) Parents Review [Adults]

A new film called “A Thousand and One” tells the story of Inez, played by Teyana Taylor, who is recently released from prison and determined to get her son Terry back. Inez decides to bypass the bureaucracy of the foster care system and takes her son, which is considered kidnapping.

Despite this, Inez forges ahead with her new life, getting a job and a place to live. She obtains a fake birth certificate and social insurance number to enroll Terry in school and gives him the opportunities she never had. Along the way, she falls in love with Lucky, played by William Catlett, who helps her mediate the tension between her and Terry.

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While the plot may sound thrilling with the secrets and lies that Inez and Terry have to keep hidden, it is primarily a melodrama about their relationship. The movie explores how expectations and reality often do not align and how people make the best of what they have. Inez is a determined and hardworking mother who will do anything to build a better life for her son, even if it means breaking the law.

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Teyana Taylor’s performance as Inez is captivating, and she brings life to the film’s emotional story. However, the movie may not be suitable for family audiences due to the profanity and Inez’s constant smoking. It may be more appropriate for older teens who can appreciate the personal portrayal of a mother and her child navigating a difficult world.

A Thousand and One Parents Guide Summary

Violence: Several people are shoved or hit.
Sexual Content: There are a number of sexual innuendos and references to prostitution. There is a brief scene of male posterior nudity in a sexual context.
Profanity: There are more than 29 sexual expletives, and at least 12 scatological curses. There are also frequent uses of mild profanities and terms of deity. There are also frequent uses of racial slurs and occasional use of homophobic slurs.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Adult characters are frequently seen smoking cigarettes, and occasionally seen drinking socially.