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The Boy Who Cried Werewolf

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cute family flick isn't too hair-raising for tweens.

Movie PG 2013 86 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 7+

So funny

Watched this with my 10 and 14 year old. Brooke Shields is hilarious. The karaoke of a Brittany Spears song at the end is one of the best scenes.
age 8+
Good starter for kids that want to watch scary movies. Minor jumps and good resolution to the story.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (21 ):

Perfect for Halloween, this cute movie is sure to delight young thrill-seekers everywhere with its blend of comedy and drama. Nickelodeon's own Victoria Justice is thoroughly convincing as the unpopular girl in school at the movie's start, and her evolution to the ultra-confident teen beauty has surprisingly positive messages about self-esteem and inner strength for her young fans tuning in. What's more, Jordan learns a weighty lesson in teen infatuation as well when her Romanian suitor reminds her that her true personality is the one he most likes.

As for content, THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF is very light on the iffy stuff, putting it more in the favor of those tweens -- even young ones -- who show an interest. There's no swearing, the Sands evoke a positive family structure, and very little of the suspenseful content could really be deemed "scary." In truth, one of the scariest aspects of it is Madame Varcolov, masterfully portrayed by Shields, and guessing at the nature of her true motivations. In other words, it's a fun, mildly spooky movie that's just right for transitional tweens.

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