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By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Short Pixar film has silly humor, messages of acceptance.

Movie PG 2020 9 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+


Gives a great message to be honest with your parents because they love you and want what is best for you. Accept and love yourself. Also very bright and colorful and magical!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 6+

Gentle and fun opportunity to discuss intolerance and gender roles

Out is a wonderfully gentle and funny tale about a man who is finally able to come out to his parents thanks to a mishap with his playful dog. The story is fun, the script very sweet, and the animation is gorgeous, and hysterical. I reccommend for all families. My seven year old couldn't understand why the main character would hide his sexuality. We talked about some of the challenges faced by gay people, particular gay men. The hyper masculinity of the father gave us an opportunity to talk about gender expectations. I appreciate this wonderful way to open the door for important conversations.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Featuring Pixar's first gay main character, this short film packs lots of humor, action, affirmation, and love into its nine-minute running time. Out announces that it's "Based on a True Story," and -- if you ignore the subplot of a human and dog swapping bodies -- the story of a gay person who's scared to "come out" to their parents certainly echoes lots of true stories. It offers an ideal/tidy ending, in which (spoiler alert) Greg's mom knew all along and his dad welcomes Manuel with a bear hug, but Out is neither preachy nor trite. Written and directed by Steven Clay Hunter, whose previous credits include Toy Story 4, WALL-E , and Finding Nemo, among others, Out is the type of quality film viewers have come to expect from Pixar.

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