Summer Wars

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Excellent, gorgeous anime has some violence, profanity.

PG 2011 120 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 9+
age 12+

Great! What do you expect? It's anime!

There are two parallel plots in this great movie - one is a family gathering and a budding romance; the other is a takeover of virtual reality by an A.I. program that is leading to nuclear disaster. I especially loved the extended family story, with "granny" as a leading character. Warning - there are a couple of moments when there is some inappropriate humor. In the virtual reality battles, there is some violence that may be too much for little kids.

This title has:

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