Picture from James and the Giant Peach
Overall C+

Thanks to some magic, an orphan named James (Paul Terry) escapes oppression by climbing into a giant peach. Here he morphs into an animated world where he makes friends with a group of maligned insects, and they all work together to find a happier home.

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

MPAA Rating: PG for some frightening images.

Talk to your kids about…

James and the Giant Peach

How does the story allow James to take control of his life instead of continuing to be a victim of his aunts’ cruelty? What other nightmares from his past surface as he makes his journey? What former experiences does he use to help solve present problems and council his friends?

What sets, colors, music and images do the moviemakers use to create the creepy feel of this film? Do you think you could tell this tale any other way?