A Monster Calls parents guide

A Monster Calls

Real life can be more frightening than imaginary monsters.

There are scary things happening in the life of Connor (Lewis McDougall). He's bullied at school, emotionally isolated at home and afraid his sick mother (Felicity Jones) might be dying. And that is when a monster calls. The enormous tree-like creature (voiced by Liam Neeson) offers the support the young boy needs to face his inner demons.

Why is A Monster Calls rated PG-13? The MPAA rated A Monster Calls PG-13 for thematic content and some scary images.

A Monster Calls
Rating & Content Info

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Why is A Monster Calls rated PG-13? A Monster Calls is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic content and some scary images.

- Brief non-graphic violence.
- Depictions of physical assault.
- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence (some in an animated context) with some blood and little detail shown.
- Bullying.
- Scenes containing some scary monsters and fantastic images.
- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
-Embracing and kissing.

- Occasional use of mild profanity.
- Limited use of slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Medical treatments and prescription drug use are depicted.

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A Monster Calls
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, May Frighten Young Children.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes, Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended for YoungChildren.
Ontario PG Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children, Some Scary Scenes.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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Cast and Crew

A Monster Calls is directed by J.A. Bayona and stars Lewis McDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson .

A Monster Calls is based on a children’s novel written by Patrick Ness. He also penned the movie's screenplay. Ness’s story idea came from Siobhan Dowd, an activist and author who was diagnosed with cancer, and died before this project could be completed.

Home Video

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Other movies depict trees that can walk and talk. Guardians of the Galaxy and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. (Liam Neeson voices a CGI character in the Narnia franchise too.) Coming to terms with the death of a loved one is also the theme of the film Shadowlands (which is a biography of C.S. Lewis – author of the Narnia books.)

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