This was a beautiful story, and a great family movie. But. Having never read the book, I was unaware that one of the main characters dies in the story, and the other character feels guilty. My kids watched the previews and interviews on the Disney channel, but this was never made clear to us. I even read the movie review on this site, but didn't quite get how important the character was until I saw the movie. We were all crying (even my husband) when this character dies, even though you don't see the accident. My 6-year old had a hard time understanding it, and cried a lot, and my 9-year old was very sad, long after the movie ended. Still worth seeing, but bring tissues, and get ready to talk about this one.