Picture from Mama
Overall C-

When Victoria and Lilly (Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nélisse) are found after a five-year disappearance, the young girls are sent to live with their Aunt and Uncle (Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). But the challenges prove greater than what might be expected because the orphans keep talking about (and to) an unseen Mama.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and terror, some disturbing images and thematic elements.

Talk to your kids about…


What elements are always found in a horror movie? How can a director use these creatively to build suspense? What role does the musical score play in generating tension?

What leads the father in this movie to murder his business partners and wife before preparing to kill his children? What other stresses can cause people to contemplate suicide or murder? Where can individuals turn for help?

How did the girls’ ages at the time of their disappearance impact their ability to integrate back into society?