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The Zigzag Kid

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Subtitled, sweet coming-of-age caper has mature themes.

Movie NR 2012 95 minutes
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Zany and fun, but also nuanced and bittersweet, this lovely coming-of-age story is a treat. Nono's past is beautifully brought to life in whimsical imaginative scenarios that range from laugh-out-loud funny to heartbreakingly sad in flashback scenes reminiscent of Amelie. And the bold retro style and fun soundtrack will appeal to kids and adults alike.

More sensitive tweens may find the final details about Nono's past upsetting, but The Zigzag Kid doesn't wallow in the darker themes. Its ultimate message about embracing yourself, no matter how different you are, is beautifully presented, making this film a wonderful choice for older tweens and up.

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