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James and the Giant Peach

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 12 Apr 1996
Video Release: 03 Aug 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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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.

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?

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