Field of Dreams

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Baseball crowd pleaser with a supernatural twist.

PG 1989 107 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 7+

Touching story about relationships uses baseball as its medium.

As long as a kid is old enough to understand some of the spiritual, emotional, and symbolic moments they are old enough to see it. There are some curse words and a drug reference, but besides that there isn't anything inappropriate. There is the concept of death, the afterlife, and a poor relationship with a parent suggested, but nothing darker or more complex than more most animated movies.
age 8+

Nostalgic film enjoyed with our kids (8 and 16)

We watched with our 16-year-old and 8-year-old. I explained the supernatural aspect to my 8-year-old by comparing ‘the voice’ in the movie with the spirit that leads Elsa into the unknown in Frozen 2. It’s the same concept, and not at all unfamiliar to anyone who’s ever watched a Disney film. I didn’t have an issue with the language and prepped my kids ahead of time. Other reviews have falsely mentioned frequent use of certain phrases. The phrase ‘son of a’ is used frequently, but not ‘son of a bitch.’ You’ll hear s**t one or two times and a**hole once. The PTA ‘book burning’ scene has one sexual reference that, admittedly, is unnecessary but will go over the heads of younger viewers. When in doubt, parents should always preview a movie before letting their kids watch it. There’s a scene where the young girl appears to be injured. I told my 8-year-old that I’d seen the movie before and reassured her that the character would be fine. My 16-year-old appreciated the story telling style in that it doesn’t over explain every detail. This is a nostalgic movie where the viewer is allowed to discover the meaning behind the story on their own.

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