I took others' advice and skipped past the beginning in order for my just turned 4 year old daughter to watch the movie, but it was still way to much for her. The whole movie is one big harrowing moment after another. Even the parts that aren't outright scary are still too dramatic for my little girl to take. We made it through the whole thing, but had to fast forward past the sharks and pretty much every other part where the fish were in peril...which is pretty much the whole movie. Also, was really not pleased with the "I HATE YOU" part. I have friends with kids her age that like this movie a lot, but had I known it was going to be like this, I would have waited at least 2 years before letting her see it.