A Boy Called Po

Movie review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Weepy tale of widowed father's struggles with autistic son.

PG 2017 95 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 9+

Good movie. Swerves into less conservative territory.

Good depiction of what some mild/mid-spectrum autism struggles are like. 4-5 times in the movie, it’s stated that his imaginary friend ‘has two daddies’. Good family movie as long as you’re aware of the underlying agenda. The main female character talks a health worker into listing her ‘as family’ in order to gain access to the boys health records.
age 10+

Havent cried like this in a loooong time

This movie opened my eyes on the struggle many of my family and friends go through with an autistic child. These angels are so smart but also a handful. And the parents of those kids are amazing! My heart goes out to all those parents.

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