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Come Away Home

By Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Touching movie about the importance of family.

Movie PG 2005 102 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+
I only made it 17 minutes in. It was too boring to continue.
age 10+

Lov! My favorite movie

In my opinion its my favorite movie. I watched it as a teen and loved it. I 1st watched it at school on free time on the internet and it just became a favorite. Parts are funny and I laughed and it's a movie I can really get into. I think it's a movie teens would enjoy most cuz of Annie's attitude at the beginning of the movie. It has a great plot about the importance of family. I really like how its summer too and starting out on the last day of school makes it so cheerful. This movie always makes me smile. I have seen it many times. It has an easy to follow storyline and I really enjoyed Gregg Russell in it esp. how he sang at the end. I also really like the rest of the cast too Jordan-claire, Lea, Paul Dooley. Martin Mull, Kristen Renton, Thomas Gibson and Sonya. It has a great story, nice cheerful and realist plot and for its special cuz it brings me back to the 1st time I seen this at school in 2014 when I was a young teen. A+ for me

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Kids will definitely relate to Annie, who is a little bratty at the beginning of the movie. Like any tween, she wants to spend her summer hanging out with friends, and she resents that she's being shipped off. Adults will empathize with Annie's parents, who face the dilemma of an elderly parent who isn't ready to give up his independent life. Everyone will enjoy the gorgeous South Carolina setting, and those familiar with Hilton Head will get a kick out of seeing local legend Gregg Russell as a carpenter with a secret.

Overall, COME AWAY HOME is a fantastic film to share with your kids. It's refreshingly free of profanity, sex, and violence, and the message about the importance of family is always a valuable one. Warning: Although the movie ends on a positive note, you may want to keep the tissues handy.

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