Parents' Guide to

Robot Dreams

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Word-free animated friendship story brings laughs, tears.

Movie NR 2023 102 minutes
Robot Dreams Movie Poster: A cartoon dog and robot play in the ocean at a boardwalk amusement park

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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

A movie for parenting 15 year old kids (adolescents) Watch out there!

I hated this movie because, I took my little daughter to see it and guess what? This is not for young kids, this movie is for adolescents, it shows the bright side of friendship at the beginning and then, a huge violent scene. We left immediately. Don't take your young kids see this movie, you watch it first, believe me, you will understand the reason why. Be careful with your kids out there!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Robot Dreams transcends language to create a wordless, emotional experience that sums up how friendship completes us. It reinforces a truth for many people: Life can be better if you share it with someone. This simple, sweet story demonstrates how a good friend can enhance your life. And how, when that someone isn't there, you can ache.

Dog and Robot's experiences may inspire viewers to fill in their own memories of wonderful times with friends who are no longer in their lives. For kids, losing a friend because of a move, a new school, or a change in activities can be pretty tough. Robot Dreams isn't necessarily the salve for that hurt, especially because Robot encounters some harsh realities while away from Dog. But the movie is an excellent, if emotional, companion piece for tweens or teens who finds themselves between friends, suggesting that hope is on the way.

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