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James and the Giant Peach

Thanks to some magic, an orphan named James (Paul Terry) escapes oppression by climbing into a giant peach. Here he morphs into an animated world where he makes friends with a group of maligned insects, and they all work together to find a happier home. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 12 Apr 1996
Video Release: 03 Aug 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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James and the Giant Peach is rated PG: for some frightening images.

Director: Henry Selick,
Cast: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon
Studio: 1996 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Website: Official site for James and the Giant Peach.

Detailed Review

Based on a book by Roald Dahl, James (Paul Terry) is a young orphan left in the care of some self-centered and verbally abusive aunts. Reminiscent of the… 
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Why Is James and the Giant Peach Rated PG?

Violence: This film is full of creepy and ghoulish characters, along with dark sets. Various… 
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How does the story allow James to take control of his life instead of continuing… 
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