Picture from The Brothers Grimm
Overall C-

Based ever-so-loosely on the fairytale tellers, these Brothers Grimm (Matt Damon and Heath Ledger) invent scary creatures and then convince superstitious townsfolk to hire them to get rid of the evil demons. Their scam works great until the boys have a close encounter with the real thing.

Violence D+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C+
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, frightening sequences and brief suggestive material

Talk to your kids about…

The Brothers Grimm

If you have older family members, it might be interesting to revisit these fairytales and read “between the lines.” Why are these stories so popular with young children? Do you think they promote fear or courage?

From the University of Pittsburgh, here’s a page with links to many resources about the real Grimm brothers: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm.html