Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the father in the film dies, and that one character almost dies twice. This may upset more sensitive viewers. The main character has to deal with his father's death, moving to a new town, enrolling in a new school, and letting go of his favorite pet -- stressful situations for any kid. The film may inspire young animal lovers to ask if they can have a cheetah or other wild animal for a pet. The main character also runs away from home to return his cheetah to the wild and befriends a stranger.
Frightening situations and peril, one man almost dies in quicksand, insects nearly sting a man to death.
The importance of family, love, and remembering those who have died are primary themes. A bully makes an anti-gay joke just before attempting to attack Xan.
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