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Still shot from the movie: City of Ember.

City of Ember

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? Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 95
Theater Release: 09 Oct 2008
Video Release: 20 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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?

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