Parents' Guide to

Belle and Sebastian

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Beautiful film about WWII has intense themes, drinking.

Movie NR 2015 104 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 7+

A Good Movie!

I really liked the movie!!
age 7+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This is a beautiful, heartfelt drama that will be as appealing to adults as to kids. It's visually stunning, and the acting, especially by young Bossuet, is superb. Although the themes are intense and there are quite a few tense, suspenseful scenes, the story never delves too deeply into WWII details that would be inappropriate for children. As war stories go, it's a somewhat gentle introduction to heavy themes, which can open a dialogue for parents and tweens. But there are many heartrending scenes that may be too intense for younger or more sensitive kids.

Parents looking for a positive, historical film with wonderful role models (heroes, really) will love Belle and Sebastian. And parents can enjoy it without feeling like they're watching a children's film, though you may want to watch the original, subtitled version if you're watching alone or with older kids, as the English dubbing is sometimes a bit awkward.

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