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The Invasion

What at first appears to be a disease turns out to be something more sinister -- and alien. As the ailment reaches epidemic proportions, a psychiatrist (Nicole Kidman) tries to find a way to stop the invasion, and protect herself and her young son (Jackson Bond). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 99
Theater Release: 16 Aug 2007
Video Release: 08 Jan 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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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.

In this movie, those who are infected by the virus no longer want to wage conflict with one another (although they are certainly aggressive towards those who are not yet infected). Would it be tempting to “inoculate” the citizens of Earth with a drug that would remove their emotions? What price do we pay for our human traits?

One of the characters in the movie feels violence and other primal instincts are what make people human. Do you think it is possible for personal freedom and a peaceful society to co-exist?

A man says of another man, who is of Russian decent, “He is a Russian. He needs to argue like he needs to breathe.” Are such generalities of a nation’s citizens fair or correct? What generality would you use to describe people from your country?

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