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Jack And The Beanstalk: The Real Story

Do you know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk? You'll discover a whole new version of the old fairytale in this Hallmark made-for-TV movie where the tall tale comes to life after an enormous skeleton is unearthed at the family estate of a wealthy businessman whose first name is Jack --of course! Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 174
Theater Release: 02 Dec 2001
Video Release: 05 Feb 2002
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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How We Determine Our Grades

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.

Wilhelmina claims that the sins of their fathers are waiting to be avenged. Do you think it is fair for someone to be held accountable for something that happened in someone else’s past? Can you think of any real life instances when a parent’s misconduct has caused ill consequences for their children or grandchildren? Can the reverse be true? If so, what obligation does that place on the choices you make each day?

Many of the members of Jack’s clan lived with secrets. How did their decision to keep them affect their lives? What was the motivation for their lies? Did any of them benefit from their dishonesty?

 

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