Parent of a 9 year oldWritten bychiaramcNovember 2, 2019
Weird combination of goofiness and mature themes
I was surprised at the way there are goofy imagination scenes and fun silliness that is great for 9-11 year olds, but content that is not at all appropriate. There is substantial discussion of weed and characters even give Emmett weed granola bars. We turned it off because we didn’t want any more exposure for our ten year old.
Finally, a sweet and smart movie for the whole family
This movie is a charmer. Funny, smart and endearing-a film that you can play for the whole family. The story is about an engaging 12 year old boy genius named Emmett who must help solve a mystery at his school to help his brother. But more than that it is a joyous window into the life of Emmett. Lots of great themes of friendship and family are included in this wistful and fanciful gem!