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Still shot from the movie: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Despite warnings from Dobby (voice of Toby Jones), a self-abusive servant known as a house elf, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) decides to return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 161
Theater Release: 13 Nov 2002
Video Release: 10 Apr 2003
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 do you feel about the statement made by the sage wizard Dumbledore (Richard Harris) when he tells Harry, “It is not our abilities, but our choices that show us who we really are”?

In the story, an insecure character is profoundly influenced by the will of another more confident individual in whom they place their trust. What can you learn about peer pressure from this portrayal?

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