Mars Needs Moms

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

age 7+

Surprisingly touching adventure has sad moments amid comedy.

PG 2011 88 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 40 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 37 reviews

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age 8+

Be prepared to watch your kid watch mom die

I don't remember seeing this important information when I glanced at the review: there is a scene in the movie where the little boy watches his mom die and there is absolutely nothing he can do to save her. It seems to stretch on forever, with the rescue and resuscitation not feeling obviously imminent. My 5yo was crying silent tears on the couch next to me. Definitely too much for both him and me! Is your child prepared to watch mom die?
1 person found this helpful.
age 5+

Mars does need moms, thanks! =)

This a great family movie for any age group. We plan to watch it again and probably purchase this film at some point. There is some violence, but as long as you keep your children informed on what is appropriate behavior off-screen, they will be just fine and have many laughs during this movie!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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