A Part of You parents guide: Is the movie appropriate teens?

Find out if A Part of You is suitable for teens and much more below!
A Part Of You. (L to R) Edvin Ryding as Noel, Felicia Maxine as Agnes and Zara Larsson as Julia in A Part Of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
A Part Of You. (L to R) Edvin Ryding as Noel, Felicia Maxine as Agnes and Zara Larsson as Julia in A Part Of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Netflix is constantly adding new movies and series to its library, and on May 31, 2024, A Part of You (originally titled En del av dig), a Swedish drama film directed by Sigge Eklund, joined the streaming giant's lineup. 

Exploring themes of grief, identity, and complex emotions surrounding death, the film seems to be a must-watch. However, if you're wondering whether it's actually suitable for a family movie night with teens or better saved for a solo viewing when the younger ones are all tucked up in bed, we've got you covered!

Join us as we unveil the official parent guide, offering all the insights you need to determine whether this film is a suitable choice for the family movie night this week and more below.

What is A Part of You about?

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A Part Of You. Felicia Truedsson as Agnes in A Part Of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

A Part of You delves into the life of Agnes (Felicia Maxime), a 17-year-old girl who finds herself living in the shadow of her popular and charismatic older sister, Julia (Zara Larsson). While Julia effortlessly commands attention at every gathering and is romantically involved with Noel (Edvin Ryding), Agnes grapples with feelings of introversion and envy toward her sister's confidence.

Tragedy strikes one fateful night when Julia, under the influence of alcohol, is involved in a fatal accident while driving with Noel. The official synopsis, as provided by the Netflix Media Center, reads:

"A Part of You is a story about life and death that portrays the experience of being 17 years old and feeling like your heart is about to burst from your chest. Agnes' older sister Julia possesses everything that Agnes dreams of: she's the coolest person in school, the center of every party, and she’s dating Noel. If only Agnes could be more like her. When the worst possible thing occurs, Agnes' world is turned upside down, and she’s forced to reinvent herself. Suddenly, she's on the verge of obtaining everything she's ever desired, but at what cost?"

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Who stars in A Part of You?

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A Part Of You. (L to R) Nikki Hanselblad as Lydia, Emil Hedayat as Sam, Olivia Essén as Fanna and Felicia Truedsson as Agnes in A Part Of You. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

As previously mentioned, the leading roles in A Part of You are portrayed by Felicia Maxime (Agnes), Edvin Ryding (Noel), and Zara Larsson (Julia). However, the film boasts a talented ensemble cast, each contributing to its compelling narrative. According to IMDb, the full cast list includes:

  • Ida Engvoll as Carina
  • Nikki Hanseblad as Lydia
  • Alva Bratt as Esther
  • Olivia Essén as Fanna
  • Maxwell Cunningham as Adrian
  • Emil Hedayat as Sam
  • Mustafa Al-Mashhadani as Amir
  • Leo Algert as Doctor
  • Julian Carwell
  • Noel Gisselsson
  • Hvila Green
  • Emil Hernried
  • Samuel Kostov
  • Oliver Lavecchia
  • Summer Starling

Together, these talented actors bring depth and authenticity to the film's characters, enriching the viewing experience for audiences.

A Part of You official parents guide

According to IMDb, A Part of You carries a TV-MA rating, indicating mature content that may not be suitable for younger teenagers. IMDb cautions viewers about the inclusion of:

  • Sex and nudity
  • Violence and gore
  • Profanity
  • Depictions of alcohol, drugs, and smoking
  • Frightening and intense scenes

Some parents in reviews on Common Sense Media advise caution regarding the film's content for pre-teens and younger teens, citing the intensity of its subject matter.

However, many also recognize the potential for A Part of You to spark valuable discussions among older teens (16+) about coping with loss, self-discovery, and the repercussions of risky decisions.

While the film may not be suitable for young teens, it could serve as a meaningful viewing experience for mature older adolescents. However, parents know their kids best, so we advise parental discretion.

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