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Overall C-

Life on a North Dakota sunflower farm turns out to be anything but serene and peaceful for the Solomon family when teenaged Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her little brother (Evan and Theodore Turner) begin seeing ominous apparitions--that appear to be invisible to adults.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing violence and terror

Talk to your kids about…

The Messengers

Because of a past incident, Jess and her parents have some communication issues. How does this factor emphasize her sense of isolation when she begins to see things at the farmhouse? How can trust be reestablished once it has been broken?

What formulaic things does the director use to set up the horror scenario? Why is a remote location often a factor in this kind of film? Could this same thing happen as effectively in the middle of a big city?