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Overall A-

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.

Violence C+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B
Substance Use B+

MPAA Rating: PG for violence, mild language and some thematic elements.

Talk to your kids about…


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.