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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter's (Daniel Radcliffe) 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry looks to be just as difficult as the rest thanks to his curiosity over an old tome inscribed as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince." While Harry riffles through the book's pages, the evil Lord Voldemort and his followers ruffle both the Wizard and Muggle worlds. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 154
Theater Release: 15 Jul 2009
Video Release: 14 Jun 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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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.

Professor Dumbledore reminds the students that Tom Riddle (Voldemort) was once an ordinary pupil just like them. Why does he say this? What does he mean when he claims they may be the greatest power for the forces of evil? Why are some individuals drawn towards things that are good and others towards things that are bad?

Memories play a major role in the movie’s storyline. How can the events of the past be distorted by the way a person remembers them? Why might one chose to be “selective” with their memories? How can real truth be determined?

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