Parents' Guide to

Blood and Chocolate

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Young, beautiful werewolves battle in Bucharest.

Movie PG-13 2007 98 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Not bad.

This movie isn't bad at all, but it is not great. I like Agnes Bruckner, her role was good and she is a terrific actress. Very likable in this! However, the story isn't very interesting, it seems a little dumb sometimes. I do enjoy the wolves though which makes the film watchable. It's very similar to any vampire movie but wolf themed instead of vampires. Not much action, I think I've only been able to watch it about three times out of the 5 years I've owned it, but I know others who really enjoy it. There is a bit of gore, lots of violence between wolves and people and some brief sexual content and innuendo (dancing, lyrics and clothing), a few kisses. Safe for mature 14 year olds and up.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
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age 14+

Not for the impressionable

While I have no major concerns with this movie, I ouldn't let just any child watch it. It is a bit dark and not for impressionable children. The movie is very loosely based off the book of the same name by Annette Curtis Klause. The book is much better overall.
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (5):

The story is told from the werewolves' point of view, which makes for an interesting film. The wolves' perspective makes humans look scary, especially when they come bearing large guns. The film never quite articulates what the "hope" is, so it's unclear whether wolves and humans will actually find a way to get along.

It's not easy to read Vivian's face -- she's always sensual and slightly pouty, as well as by turns angry, aggressive, aggrieved, and accusatory. In this, she embodies the movie's unresolved tensions. Still, she makes a solid case for girl werewolves' rights, seeing the world in a more "holistic" way than her masculine counterparts. That alone makes her heroic.

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