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(out of 6 reviews)
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5
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Review this title!
Educator and Parent of a 7 and 9 year old Written byquadrupleuma June 8, 2009
AGE
7
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over the heads of the very young, but a wonderful story

Watched this movie with my daughter (9) and son (7). My daughter cried & says it's her new favorite movie, & I was really impressed by it. My son was bored & had a hard time following it. We paused frequently so I could explain various characters' motivations & actions. There's only a little bit of potentially controversial content (one "cover-your-_ _ s" and a "d_mn" is all I noticed, language-wise), along w/ the scene with injured soldiers, mentioned above), and it certainly depicts a lot of interesting history & childhood magic. But much of the food for thought it offers may be lost on the younger (or less sensitive) viewers.

Parent of a 5, 8, and 12 year old Written byJMKline March 17, 2010
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5
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Perfect for everyone, Young & Old

Loved it! Was a real treat and with nothing offensive to anyone. In this age of of movies with such violent, rude and crude behavior and language, this movie is one for the whole family! You just can't say that very often anymore. Beautiful scenery too.

Adult Written byKatg July 10, 2011
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2
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absolutly Amazing

I am 60 years old and cant tell you how many times I have watched the movie, I love , love , love it.

Parent of a 7 and 9 year old Written bystuhlly August 11, 2009
Parent of a 6 year old Written byskadanoir August 12, 2012
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6
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A Great Family Movie (for kids 6 and up)

I loved this movie when I watched it at age 13 and again at 27 with my daughter, age 6 1/2. The story is based on actual events that did involve Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini, which definitely adds a bit of history to the movie. It can present an excellent opportunity to discuss hardship as well. The family in the movie has lost a son and the cousin's father is MIA during WWI. The only warning is that Harry Houdini does say the word "ass" in one scene. My daughter understands what we call "grown up" words and simply giggled when the word was said, so it wasn't a big deal, but some parents may not want their children to hear the word in a film shown to their children.

It is definitely not a movie for anyone under 6. The concepts and actions in the film are difficult to understand at a younger age.

What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 November 26, 2012
AGE
4
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fairy tale a true story

but the first plea. Not only does the movie beg us to believe, but it also populates its world with fairies. Though countless special effects must have been required to bring the fairies to life, technical wizardry never overpowers their grace. Fantasy worlds and imaginary friends are integral to childhood, and kids will identify with Francis and Elsie's ability to summon fairies and persuade adults they exist. Families can talk about why so many people flocked to the fairyland? What did the fairies mean to them?

What other families should know
Great messages