The Elephant Queen

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Big-hearted, beautiful docu about matriarchal elephant herd.

PG 2019 96 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 6+


My 5-year-old and 10-year-old daughters and I watched this together and absolutely loved it. My work as a nurse, combined with the death of grandparents and pets in our family has prepared us for discussions of life and death . Although processing life, and death can be uncomfortable, this film could open that door for parents to help kids. I gave them a heads up about the scene and offered to skip it if they wanted. I did not find the death scenes traumatic, and the rest of the film balanced the temporary discomfort of a real-life, common event. It also helped us discuss the importance of maternal health. My kids are much more disturbed by shows where there is fictional physical fighting or intentional injury/death between people, and many of those shows are rated for younger kids. The show deepened our respect for elephants as intelligent, intuitive, resilient, sentient beings who have many of the same joys and struggles as humans. We laughed, we cried, just like in life.

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