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Still shot from the movie: Spirited Away.

Spirited Away

In this beautifully drawn animation, a young girl and her parents find themselves spirited away to a supernatural dimension after they take a detour through a mysterious tunnel. North American audiences may find the conventions of this Japanese story to be just as mysterious. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 124
Theater Release: 20 Sep 2002
Video Release: 15 Apr 2003
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.

The “orphan” formula - where a young child is separated from their parents - appears to be popular in other cultures as well the in North America film and literature. Why do you think writers often remove adults from a child’s life before they face trials and obstacles?

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