The Fox and the Child

Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Stunning story of friendship shows the magic of patience.

G 2007 92 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 8+

Beautiful, fairytale-like with a hard but true lesson

Beautiful and a lovely slow, gentle pace. A message about experiencing and appreciating the beauty of the natural world. The end is upsetting but can be handled properly for sensitive children. I told my sensitive animal loving child what would happen and warned her that the scene was coming. I explained what I was seeing while she sat away from the screen. She came back to see the end. We discussed that making friends with wild animals puts the animals in danger, especially to the biggest danger that is humans. We can love from afar and show our love by protecting natural areas.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 12+
Please read the notes about the dramatic ending. I didn’t and my 9 year old was very upset and sobbing at the final scene. The film ends not long after this dramatic scene leaving younger children not enough time to process. Beautiful scenery.

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