Picture from Come Away Home
Overall B

Twelve-year-old Annie (Jordan-Claire Green) is angry when her parents send her to spend the summer with her grandfather (Paul Dooley), but as the weeks pass she learns to appreciate the elderly man and even make friends with some of his neighbors.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

Talk to your kids about…

Come Away Home

Do you think Grandpa made the right choice when he decided not to tell Annie’s mom about her runaway attempt? Who else in the movie kept secrets? How does their lack of honesty affect their relationships?

How does Annie’s decision to clean up her grandfather’s house affect the way she feel about him? How do her acts of service make him feel about her?

Some of the local residents comment on the differences between small town and city kids. Why do they feel this way? Do you think your environment changes the way you respond to others?