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Still shot from the movie: Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter has finally stepped out of "the cupboard under the stairs" and onto the big screen--an event long anticipated by anyone who knows they are a "Muggle" (someone without magical abilities). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 152
Theater Release: 13 Nov 2001
Video Release: 10 May 2002
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.

If you are a Harry Potter fan, and have read all the books, how does the movie’s interpretation of J.K. Rowling’s work compare to your imagination? Does the movie change the perception that you had from the novels?

Many people are concerned about the positive portrayal of the occult made in the Harry Potter books. How do you feel about the magic and the messages presented in these stories?

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