Call of the Wild

2009 PG 1h 27m DVD

Call of the Wild

2009 PG 1h 27m DVD
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City girl Ryann doesn't like living in her grandfather's small Montana town, but her perspective changes when she forms a special bond with a wounded wild dog. Nursing him back to health, Ryann sets her sights on winning a dog-sledding competition.
Christopher Lloyd, Ariel Gade, Wes Studi, Aimee Teegarden, Devon Graye, Kameron Knox, Jaleel White, Joyce DeWitt, Veronica Cartwright, Timothy Bottoms, Devon Iott
Richard Gabai
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: 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 this sweet but predictable film inspired by Jack London's classic novel is squeaky clean -- there's no nudity, drinking, smoking, or swearing. And the message, while conventional, is positive: Sometimes what you want may not be what you need. That said, there are a few scenes/characters -- bullying neighbors, a grandfather getting upset with his granddaughter -- that make the tone a little too grown-up for the youngest viewers. It's also worth noting that the film is presented in 3-D in some locations, which could make some of the images more intense for little kids.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Two neighbor characters are menacing; one man flashes a rifle.


Motherlovin' is as envelope-pushing as it gets.

Social Behavior

A young girl sheds her preconceived notions about rural life and begins to enjoy her environment.


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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