Parents' Guide to

Field of Vision

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Sweet story tackles bullying with positive messages.

Movie NR 2011 84 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Amazing Movie

This movie is for everyone, such a good message! The movie portrays every emotion! Tyler McFarland is an outstanding role model and very good actor. The other boy is a very likable kid- your heart will cheer him on the whole way! Mrs. McFarland is really the kind of woman and mom so many should inspire to be like. The young girl is cute and really brings the story line to life. Best movie I've seen in a long time, can I watch it again?!

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Walmart and Proctor & Gamble join forces again to bring families together for entertainment that feeds both the mind and the soul. FIELD OF VISION, the fifth installment in the sponsors' Family Movie Night sequence, is a sweet story that takes a sanitized but honest look at bullying, a relevant issue for parents and kids of any age. Although the characters are teens, the story keeps the content light enough that kids won't be frightened (in other words, this bullying isn't violent beyond some shoving), and they'll come away from the movie with a better understanding of how this negative behavior can hurt others and cost the instigators their reputations and privileges.

This movie's themes of perseverance, honesty, and respect, among others, are so blatant –- and in many cases spelled out in quotes like "If I am not for others, what am I?" –- that even young kids will grasp their meaning. This lends itself nicely to family discussions about overcoming challenges and helping others in addition to the lessons to be found about bullying. But although these characteristics cater to families with younger kids, the movie's sugary tone might not ring as true with older tweens and teens. Parents will also appreciate that the story draws parallels between its characters and those in stories like The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor, which might spark kids' interest in those and other classics.

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