Outstanding Film for Children
Outstanding film for children in 3rd grade and above. Showcases the harsh realities of race relations in 20th Century America on a contextual level that younger children can understand. Is an excellent movie to begin conversations with your children about race and the importance of your words and actions. Other reviews mention "sex" and "homosexuality." Please do not let this discourage you as it is not as it sounds in these reviews. A teen who is called a "fruitcake" because he is from California and has long hair quickly kisses another guy on the lips to intentionally make him uncomfortable. In reality, the character ("Sunshine") has a worldview that is non-discriminating and was trying to show the others how ridiculous and ignorant their beliefs were and how not to stereotype people based on their ignorance. It is not a kiss of any sexual kind, but more of a joke. The overriding life lessons to be learned from this movie make it a must-watch for any child in our country. Now, more than ever, we need to start these discussions in our homes and schools to help each other learn how we are all alike, yet remain to be treated differently because of appearance. Cannot say enough good things about this film. Excellent on every level! Should be required in elementary schools in our country!