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ParaNorman

Teased by his family and peers, Norman (voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee) feels the only friends he has are the dead people he can inexplicably see. But his unusual gift might make him a hero if he has the courage to stop a witch's curse that his ghost buddies have warned him about. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 93
Theater Release: 17 Aug 2012
Video Release: 26 Nov 2012
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 Norman resolve his bullying issue? What are some realistic methods young people could use to overcome this threat?

What stereotypes do you see in this movie? Consider Norman, Courtney, Neil and Mitch. Do you think stereotypes affect the way we view certain types of people?

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