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Still shot from the movie: ParaNorman.


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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Annon e. Mouse says: Aug. 18, 2012

(If you havent seen the movie read no further… MAJOR SPOILER ALERT)

I think the detailed review was actually inaccurate about the “witchcraft as a special gift” statement, because the point of the movie was actually that the seven ‘cursed’ were mistaken to assume that the accused person was a witch… The point was, she was a normal person with abnormal abilities similar to Norman’s… Only difference was the lightning thing, but remember, this was in a ghostly flashback that was somewhat melded with the present..

Allison111 says: Aug. 20, 2012

It was cute, but I wouldn’t take anyone under the age of 10 to see this movie.

I am an older sister, my sister being 5, and I recently went to see this with a few friends. With the scary images, violent and sexual references and brief language, I dismissed all thought of taking my sister to see this movie. And it’s a shame too, because it has a nice message of “we shouldn’t outcast people that are different”

Change The Rating says: Aug. 25, 2012

WARNING!!! DO NOT go see the movie!  Please sign the petition to get this movie rating upgraded to “R” as the content is this movie is ESPECIALLY inappropriate for a 13 year old.  Therefore even making this a PG13 would render inaccurate!  Please Sign & Share the petition: says: Sep. 22, 2012

Everyone please know at the end of this movie one of the main characters talks about HIS boyfriend.  Im a live and let live person but did not want to explain to my 6 and 10 year old boys about this yet and especially after a nice afternoon at the movies.  I agree that people shouldnt be mean to people who are different but I wish tv and movies would stop shoving it in my kids face like its normal when it is against our religous beliefs.

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