Parents' Guide to

Chillar Party

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Uplifting tale of friendship may challenge attention spans.

Movie NR 2011 130 minutes
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The film is a funny, heartwarming, sad, and triumphant look at the fighting spirit of children. It also examines the way adults often forget that they're whole people with their own concerns, worries, and existential questions. There's a song lyric in Chillar Party that aptly sums up the heart of the movie: If ants take a united stand, they can even scare an elephant.

If kids are game for reading subtitles, they will appreciate the relatable humor, pranks, and kicks of these neighborhood boys carving out territory and learning compassion. And parents will appreciate the positive messages about community, friendship, and activism presented here. The only drawback to such a well-crafted and moving story is that at 130 minutes, it could be a challenge for younger viewers to finish. That said, the swift pacing almost makes you forget the length, and the takeaway is worth it.

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