The Willoughbys

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Irresistible kids banish dreadful parents in fanciful tale.

PG 2020 92 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 61 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 80 reviews

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age 10+

Anti-Family Horror Show

Plot Summary: The Willoughby children attempts to kill their abusive parents with the help of loving strangers. This is possibly the worst "family movie" I've ever seen. The Willoughby children are abused by their self-obsessed parents, so the kids concoct a plan to end their parents lives prematurely. The children send their parents on a dangerous trip around the world so they may be killed in an accident. This movie sends a horrible message to children. It tells kids that parents are mostly selfish and abusive, and it's okay to try to off your parents, and that you can entrust total strangers to help you because they care more about your welfare than your parents. This is easily the worst movie I've ever seen with my children.
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age 16+


This is the darkest most disturbing children's movie I've ever seen. As a Teacher and a parent, please do Not let your young children watch this. It grossly dismisses deeply abusive, traumatic behavior and issues.

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Too much violence
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