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
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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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.

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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.)