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Overall B+

The lights are beginning to go out in the underground City of Ember. Although they are only teenagers, Lina (Saoirse Ronan) and her friend Doon (Harry Treadaway) think they have uncovered a clue that may allow their fellow citizens to escape before the metropolis is plunged into darkness. But can they convince the others and find the way before time runs out?

Violence B-
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG or mild peril and some thematic elements.

Talk to your kids about…

City of Ember

How does Lina and Doon’s approach to the impending failure of the generator differ from the city officials? What back-up plan does the Mayor have?

What attributes do these teens have that helps them address the problems the city is facing? Why is it important to have an open mind when it comes to dealing with challenges?