We loved it until we had to leave because of upset 10 yr old
Gorgeously shot movie!! My 10 yr old son seemed kind of vaguely offput throughout, and I thought maybe he was bored? But by the time the farmer pulled out a gun to deal with a coyote, my son had had enough. He said "I can't watch any more of this" and started crying.
The movie tells a very interesting story and it does it well, but the amount of death tremendously outpaces the overtly uplifting parts. There is a lot of uplifting stuff that's not super obvious whereas the sad parts are more in your face. It is NOT gory for the most part, but sensitive kids may struggle.
I disagree profoundly that this movie is appropriate for ages 5+. Not only due to the sad parts I mentioned above, obviously, but also the vocabulary is way too advanced and a ton of it was too hard for my kid too. They keep going on and on about the importance of biodiversity on the farm which no way does a little kid know what that means. Anyway.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness