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The Village

The people in the small, isolated community of Covington, Pennsylvania, live with a constant sense of fear. Although their life in the late 18th century seems simple, the truth is the Village only survives because of an uneasy truce which exists between them and some mysterious creatures that live in the surrounding forest. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 29 Jul 2004
Video Release: 10 Jan 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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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 Elders did all in their power to protect their people including posting guards and having contingency plans. Despite all their efforts, were they able to guarantee the complete safety of everyone? Is there a difference between making efforts to be safe and becoming obsessive with safety measures?

When Ivy is afraid, she covers her ears and sings. Do you have ways to talk yourself through moments of fear? How do you boost your courage?

What effects does the director use to build suspense? How do things like sound effects, musical score and camera angles add to the overall feel of a film? What scene do you consider to be the scariest in this movie?

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