Picture from The NeverEnding Story
Overall B-

A grief stricken boy is forced to face his fears when he becomes involved in the storyline of a magical book, which contains some dramatic and thematic elements inappropriate for young children.

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

MPAA Rating: PG

Talk to your kids about…

The NeverEnding Story

Bastian is being bullied by classmates who steal his money and force him into a dumpster. What can a child do in such a situation? To find more information about appropriate ways to dealing with bullies, check out the many website resources that can be found by searching for “Bullies” on Google.com

While the movie’s storybook section makes a strong statement regarding the importance of a healthy imagination, Bastian’s father criticizes his son for not facing reality and responsibility. Do you think it is important to find a balance between these two worlds?