Come Away Home

2005 PG 1h 42m DVD

Come Away Home

2005 PG 1h 42m DVD
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Trendsetting 12-year-old Annie Lamm (Jordan-Claire Green) must adapt to a completely different scene when she's coerced to leave New York City and spend the summer in Hilton Head, South Carolina, with her Grandpa Donald (Paul Dooley). The two get off to a rocky start, but with the guidance of a new friend (Gregg Russell), Annie grows close to her aging grandpa. Leah Thompson, Martin Mull, Thomas Gibson, David Keith and Sonya Eddy also star.
Paul Dooley, Jordan-Claire Green, Martin Mull, Lea Thompson, Thomas Gibson, David Keith, Sonya Eddy, Gregg Russell, Kristen Renton, Sal Catalano
Doug McKeon
Widescreen 1.66:1
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 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Annie acts like a typical sullen tween when she finds herself shipped off to spend the summer with her grandfather. She sneaks out of the house, attempts to run away, and takes the boat she promised her grandfather that she wouldn't touch. However, she soon learns that her actions have consequences and makes amends for her behavior. There's a frightening scene where Annie almost drowns, as well as a spooky scene in a dark wooded area. A character is devastated by the death of his daughter. Annie becomes upset when she finds out her parents are considering putting Grandfather Donald in a retirement home -- you may want to have a conversation with your kids about the different ways people take care of their elderly relatives.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


A possibly haunted house and forest are a little creepy. In a scene that may frighten sensitive kids, Annie nearly drowns.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Although Annie is a little bratty at first and disobeys her grandfather, she ultimately learns a lesson and comes to appreciate her grandfather.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Brief scene involving smoking.

  • 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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