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Overall C+

Eisenheim (Ed Norton) is a gifted Illusionist who performs for heads of state. But the magic trick requiring his greatest ingenuity may be keeping secret his romantic inclinations for Sophie von Teschen (Jessica Biel), a former childhood friend who is now betrothed to Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell).

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality and violence.

Talk to your kids about…

The Illusionist

Why was it important to marry within your social class during the time depicted in The Illusionist? What does Leopold hope to achieve by marrying Sophie? What would Sophie have to give up if she married outside of her class?

Why is Prince Leopold afraid of Eisenheim’s growing popularity with the citizens of Vienna? Why does the illusionist’s performance at the castle further infuriate the Prince?

What moral dilemma does the Chief Inspector face? What does he have to sacrifice for his choice?

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