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A Monster Calls

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Dancergirl · 03/01/2017 17:51

Anyone seen this yet? We saw it as a family yesterday, fantastic film. Had no idea it was so sad though.

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MimieD · 03/01/2017 19:46

Hi dancer girl, do you think it's suitable for an 8 yr old? Thinking of taking DD tomorrow, together w a 10 yr old.

Dancergirl · 03/01/2017 20:03

It's rated 12A. We took our nearly 10 year old, she was a bit scared and found the sad bits upsetting. Depends how sensitive your 8 year old is! The monster scenes can be a bit scary.

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onlyconnect · 05/01/2017 15:20

I saw this yesterday and loved it. Depends on the 8 year old; if she's mature, yes

laylabelle · 08/01/2017 23:29

Wow saw this today and found it emotionally draining :-( loved Liam Neeson as the tree but didn't think would end quite like that! Good film though!

BagelGoesWalking · 13/01/2017 17:49

I wouldn't take an 8 year old. My DD17 said it was very sad (she's read the book in the past so already knew the story).

I think an 8 year old would be upset and it's too young. That's why it's 12A and not a U cert.

Maxwellthecat · 15/01/2017 15:54

I cried big snotty uncontrollable sobs all the way through, as did most of the cinema.
Thought it was excellent but not sure it was suitable for me never mind an 8 year old. Am having a gin and tonic to recover.

keeganface · 06/02/2017 19:36

I wouldn't take an 8 year old to be honest. its a really good film but definately a 12a. My dd is 10 and she has seen a lot of 12a films but had I known just how sad it was I dont think I would have taken her.

FreeNiki · 11/02/2017 02:16

It shows a 12 yo boy in a very bad way in his life, dealing with alot of heavy problems and guilt from the way he feels.

I think too much for an 8 year old.

BendyBusBuggy · 11/02/2017 02:20

We took DTs 9 and I don't think they really got it. I cried during the film and DD asked "mum, are you ok"?
We didn't know the story and in hindsight I wouldn't take DTs again

BendyBusBuggy · 11/02/2017 02:21

(I loved it though!! Just don't think it's a children's film)

purpleme12 · 11/04/2020 00:31

Cried my eyes out
Saddest film I've ever seen in my whole entire life

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