Loved the movie, needed to parent the younger one after.
I really enjoyed this movie, as did my 7, almost 8, year old. She did not find it too scary, even though she's usually very sensitive to peril and suspense. She's also old enough and been in school long enough to understand the meaning behind the humorous name calling scenes and not emulate them. My 4 year old, however, needs a bit more coaching on not using the words "jerk", "idiot", etc. that were introduced to him in this movie. Being in preschool, where everyone is your "friend", he's not quite with the ubiquitous anti-bullying program yet, so seeing the taunting and such on screen presented as funny stuff wasn't all that great for his development. Time to parent, I guess, and make it a teachable moment. He typically doesn't get scared at movies, so the fright scenes weren't a problem for him. I wasn't keen on the message that it's okay to get kicked out of college and not persevere elsewhere, more for the 7 year old than the 4 year old (sailed right over his head), but that's life. This was a fun movie, although I was just a little surprised it earned the G with the thinly-veiled college taunting/drinking/etc scenes!