Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Fly Away Home is a poignant and inspiring film about a 13-year-old girl from New Zealand sent to live with her father in Canada after her mother dies in a car accident. The car accident at the beginning may be difficult for younger viewers and for anyone who has experienced a similar tragedy. But Fly Away Home's message of concern and protection of Canada geese and their habitats, and the inventive ways Amy and Tom Alden work together to save them, should delight animal lovers of all ages. As a "mother goose" to the gaggle of geese she helps to fly south for the winter, Amy shows a great deal of care and conviction.
While in the shower, Amy gets soap in her eye, screams in panic, and when her father kicks down the door, a friend of his sees her naked. No nudity is shown.
Early in the film, a car accident is shown from the point of view of the driver's seat as the car flips several times. A character hits a police officer over the head with a metal bowl after the officer attempts to clip the wings of one of the Canada geese. Hunters are shown shooting at geese.
One use of "s--t."
Habitats and the animals who need them are worth protecting from sprawl and overdevelopment. Taking care of animals -- wild animals in particular -- requires a great deal of love, time, and effort. Through difficult circumstances, loved ones who have had problems in their relationships in the past can find it within themselves to make things better.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults drink wine at dinner but don't act intoxicated. A character falls asleep in front of the TV while drinking beer. At the end of the film, in the background, a character is smoking a cigar.