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Still shot from the movie: The Fourth Kind.

The Fourth Kind

If you have ever considered vacationing in the Arctic Circle, you may be in for an experience that's out of this world! Or so psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) discovers when she treats several patients with similar experiences in her Nome, Alaska office. She discovers a large number of people who seem to have had an encounter of The Fourth Kind (meaning they have been abducted by aliens). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 06 Nov 2009
Video Release: 16 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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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.

Abigail and other psychiatrists in this film use hypnotherapy as part of their treatment plan. What impact does it have on her patients? How does the doctor lead them through the process? To learn more about this practice, visit the University of Maryland Medical Center.

What stresses do front line care providers face that are different from those encountered by the general public? What effect might this have on their physical and emotional wellbeing?

How are aliens portrayed in this film? Does it differ from other depictions? Why is it often scarier to not see actual extraterrestrials?

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