The One and Only Ivan

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

age 8+

Big-hearted adaptation should please fans of the book.

PG 2020 94 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 8+

This title has:

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age 7+

Doesn't come close to the book!

My older son and I *loved* this book; the movie plot deviated so much from the book that it was an entirely different story. There was also somewhat saccharine music and acting throughout, which was unpleasant to watch (even without the disappointment of the different storyline).

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