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Parents' Guide to

Wonders of the Sea

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Docu beautifully highlights oceans' delicate balance.

Movie G 2019 102 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+
It’s an interesting if slow moving documentary. The rating says sex is not present but halfway in and there have been 3 reference to mating and sperm/eggs, including footage of squids mating.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (1 ):

The magnificence of the oceans' creatures and the awe-inspiring intricacies of their behavior are beautifully displayed in this documentary designed to enlighten and inspire, especially young viewers. The narration is sometimes off-putting, but that doesn't lessen the impact of the photography and the underlying messages. Cousteau and company are hoping that viewers of Wonders of the Sea will "fall in love with nature" and be moved to share concern for its survival. First released on one night in limited theaters from Fathom Events in January 2019, the movie's DVD and streaming release is a welcome pleasure.

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