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Parents' Guide to

A Monster in Paris

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

French monster movie encourages looking past the surface.

Movie PG 2013 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 7+

Great! Animation may look a bit older... but the story is really good, and the romance is sweet at the end

I LOVED THIS MOVIE!!! It's REALLY GOOD, I watched it when I was younger and didn't really understand the romance (flirting, kissing, failed attempts at winning the famous lady's heart)... but it's still REALLY GOOD!! DEFINITELY watch it!
age 3+

The soundtrack

This movie was my childhood favorite!.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Animation wise, A Monster in Paris is beautifully made for a release that's straight to DVD here in the States. The backdrop of Paris comes alive with the details of bustling tradesmen and shopkeepers and gorgeous landmarks. Paris becomes a major character in the story, with its night life and cobblestone streets and glittering lights. What a great way to introduce kids to the magical city.

The story itself is one of transformation, friendship, and discovery. Franc isn't the monster that the villainous politician makes him out to be; he's a gifted musician (played in the English version by John Lennon's son Sean) and a kind-hearted soul. The romantic subplots are sweet, as is the banter between best friends Raoul and Emile and childhood chums Raoul and Lucille. With catchy musical numbers and a poignant message, this is a movie the whole family will enjoy.

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