The Willoughbys

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Irresistible kids banish dreadful parents in fanciful tale.

PG 2020 92 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 57 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 76 reviews

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age 16+


This is the darkest most disturbing children's movie I've ever seen. As a Teacher and a parent, please do Not let your young children watch this. It grossly dismisses deeply abusive, traumatic behavior and issues.

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Too much violence
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age 10+

Just Terrible

I created an account just to be able to review this movie. I normally trust CSM but I can’t believe there are 4 stars. I don’t know where to start.I guess writers thought they could handle the dark subject matter in an appropriate way and create a beautiful and redeemed ending, but so many aspects of their lives were left unresolved and troubling. The light hearted moments and cutesy animation dont make up for a messed up story not handled properly. And the sexual suggestive nature- ugh! I wish we hadn’t seen this- waste of a good movie night.

This title has:

Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.

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