is urging all the parents of adolescents to check out her new film because she feels it could help to halt the next school shooting tragedy.
High schools and colleges across America have been put on high alert following a string of shooting incidents, sparked by the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999.
And Thurman feels that parents should be more in-tune with their children's thoughts, feelings and worries - so that clues about violent teens under pressure can be acted upon to prevent a disaster.
Playing a suburban mother haunted by a high school massacre that claimed the life of her best friend, Thurman believes her new film, The Life Before Her Eyes
, will give all parents pause for thought.
She says, "I feel really certain that probably, in a few hundred cases, a parent is gonna watch this movie with their 12 year old, 14 year old, 17 year old, and, in the conversation they have afterwards, they're going to learn something about their kid that they never knew.
"It's gonna enlighten and benefit them. The conversation is gonna blow their mind about what that kid has been holding onto like being bullied or how maybe they went through an abortion or how maybe they had a tough boyfriend who treated them disrespectfully.
"If it's your son, it might be how they had a girl they dated and an abortion happened to them. Who knows? The movie deals with some real things that cause real feelings and that's a pleasure to have that out there whether it be on the screen or the video box. At some time I'd like to show my kids the film."
-Uma Thurman Pictures
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