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Still shot from the movie: Holes.


Bad luck has dogged Stanley Yelnats IV (Shia LaBeouf) and his family ever since his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather (Damien Luvara) crossed a Latvian gypsy (Eartha Kitt) and brought a curse upon the male members of the clan. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 117
Theater Release: 17 Apr 2003
Video Release: 22 Sep 2003
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.

Despite Stanley’s string of bad luck, what was his attitude? How did that affect his actions at Camp Green Lake and his relationship with the other boys? Did it have an effect on the Yelnats family luck?

Gypsy curses aside, can a person’s life decisions influence his/her family for generations to come?

Louis Sachar’s novel has been published in nearly 30 countries and may be worth a read before checking out the movie. Find out more about the author at www.kidsreads.com/authors/au-sachar-louis.asp.

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