Come Away Home

Movie review by Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media
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age 9+

Touching movie about the importance of family.

PG 2005 102 minutes

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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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She Really Screams a Lot!

A standard formula for movies is: an irritating, spoiled young girl from a big city is sent away to live in a rural location. While there, she becomes less irritating and finally actually likeable, or even lovable. Usually there a horse is involved in the transformation. There is no horse in this movie and the girl remains irritating for a long time. Too long. She screams at everyone all the time. Where her doddering old Grandpa opens his bathroom door and sees her wrapped in a towel, she screams at him. When he turns away she screams at him again, insisting that he come back and shut the bathroom door. When he comes back, to close the door, she screams at him again. Later when she falls out of a motorboat, she screams at the guy who saved her life. By that time I was sort of wishing she had drowned. Eventually she starts to mellow out and act like a normal human being, a side of her that remains hidden during the first half of the movie. Another problem with this film is Annie's parents, especially her mother, who acts like an unbalanced shrew during 95% of the movie. Not much family value in that! I watched this movie twice, and liked it much more the second time, knowing the irritating girl was going to change. Some viewers might not last that long.

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