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Overall A

The kid's toy LEGO assembles itself into an animated movie, featuring an ordinary LEGO man (voice of Chris Pratt) who is mistaken for an extraordinary action figure by a group of super heroes. These "Master Builders" are hoping he will help them dismantle an evil villain's diabolical plans.

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

Talk to your kids about…

The Lego Movie

Why does Emmett want to believe he is special even though he is a very average guy? Why does Lord Business say that you don’t get a trophy for just showing up? How do he and other characters define someone who is not ordinary? What is your definition of special?

What does this film say about the importance of creativity? What have the master builders in this story done to hone their creative skills? When is following the instructions a better option? What are the limitations of only following the instruction booklet?

How are television and music portrayed in this movie? Why are they so “vanilla”? How can pop culture become so concerned with appealing to the masses that it loses all its imagination?

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