Little Boy

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Young boy's faith pulls heartstrings in sentimental drama.

PG-13 2015 106 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 28 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 10+

Underdog movie for little Champions

This movie was absolutely amazing, the story is about a young boy who sadly is bullied because of his size. He has no friends his age, but is best friend is his father. Who goes on adventures with his son. He always encourages his son. His Father goes to war, and the boy was in such a depression until one day the boy becomes friends with a Japanese man, even thought the town folks hate this man because he is Japanese. WW2 was happening alot of racial tension between Japanese and Americans. But a beautiful friendship blossoms from this between the boy and the man. This movie talks about having faith, and teaches about doing good to others. Looking past the outside of an individual and look at the heart. This movie is a tear jerker, you will cry out of sorrow and joy. The acting was superb the writing was amazing done. You will get caught up in emotions over this movie. This movie is also about overcoming bullies, standing up for yourself. This is a must watch movie. Especially in the society will live in today. Where hatred is all around us, when need movies like this, ones that speak of hope,faith, families, overcoming obstacles. Please watch this movie it is one of the best movies I have ever watched.

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age 11+

Little Boy is Heart Warming

It was an entertaining story of a cute little boy with a big faith. I enjoyed it!

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