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Teased by his family and peers, Norman (voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee) feels the only friends he has are the dead people he can inexplicably see. But his unusual gift might make him a hero if he has the courage to stop a witch's curse that his ghost buddies have warned him about. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 93
Theater Release: 17 Aug 2012
Video Release: 26 Nov 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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ParaNorman is rated PG: for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.

Director: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann
Studio: 2012 Focus Features
Website: Official site for ParaNorman.

Detailed Review

“I see dead people” has been a popular theme in movies ever since Haley Joel Osment uttered the line in the 2000 (The Sixth Sense). Now Norman (voice… 
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Why Is ParaNorman Rated PG?

Violence: Frequent scenes of gruesome images include corpses and zombies with dismembered body parts.… 
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How does Norman resolve his bullying issue? What are some realistic methods young people… 
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