Boy & the World

2015 PG 1h 20m DVD

Boy & the World

2015 PG 1h 20m DVD
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In this beautifully animated tale, young Cuca sets out to find his dad, who's gone to the city looking for work. But the farther Cuca wanders from his remote village, the more baffling the world becomes with its proliferation of people and machines.
Vinícius Garcia, Lu Horta, Marco Aurélio Campos, Felipe Zilse, Alê Abreu, Cassius Romero
Alê Abreu
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH
Portuguese (Brazilian): Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Boy and the World is a Brazilian animated adventure with virtually no dialogue -- but you don't need words to follow this beautiful story of a young country boy searching for his father in the big city so his family can be reunited. There's no overly questionable content (though the boy does face some mild peril, and the family's separation could certainly be upsetting for younger/more sensitive kids), but there are some mature themes and overtones that are likely to go over little kids' head -- i.e. the tension between city life and country life (and the sometimes overwhelming nature of being in a big city), the struggle to make a living in an increasingly industrial world, environmental perils, etc. On the other hand, kids will definitely relate to the desire for a family reunion and having all loved ones nearby.

Sexual Content


Mild peril as the boy almost gets hurt on a couple of occasions -- like when he's nearly hit by shipping containers. The family's separation could be stressful for younger/more sensitive kids, and scenes set in the big city may feel overhwelming.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Poignant messages about family and the desire to be close to those you love, the tension between industrialization and environmentalism, and the struggle to work and thrive in a busy city.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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