This movie is cute and entertaining for kids and parents. The humor is typical of Adam Sandler and crew (Kevin James, David Spade et al) toned down for this age group. There are plenty of fart jokes, some sexual innuendo which will probably go over kids' heads, and good natured ribbing, none of which I found out of bounds for this age group. The story line is a monster version of Nemo: the mom has died and the dad is overprotective because he loves his child and has suffered loss. Through their experiences, he learns that his over protectiveness is not helping his child, and in fact the world of humans is not as he had perceived, and he finds the courage and love to let go. My almost 7 year old daughter and 10 year old son both really enjoyed it. There is one scary element for smaller children: we watched it in the evening, and the 6 year old had trouble going to sleep. When Dracula gets angry, he becomes larger and turns evil looking for 1 or 2 seconds. This image is what was disturbing to her. I do agree with an earlier post that this is pretty intense and scary for small kids. I read once that children think more in slide show type images than in movies. So, in other words, they don't connect the dots yet. The complexity of the nice Dracula one second and an evil scary one the next is frightening and confusing. I don't think small kids have the sophistication mentally yet to process a good guy who turns bad and then good - they work better with good guys who stay good and bad guys who stay in character too. Or maybe it's just that the image is too scary, I'm not sure. I would just say that depending on your kid's age, sensitivity to media, and what they've been exposed to already, perhaps watch this one earlier in the day if you think there may be an issue. These Dracula images are shown in the video preview on this site if you want to check it out. My daughter saw the evil Dracula on this site's video preview and it didn't seem to bother her, but I think seeing it on a big screen TV right before bed made it more intense for her. Overall I enjoyed and recommend this movie for families with children ages 7 and up.