Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
This animated treasury of tales inspired by Kahlil Gibran's revered book combines the work of various artists to relate the story of dissident writer Mustafa and 8-year-old Almitra, whose paths cross the day Mustafa is released from confinement.
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PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is an artistic animated film that adapts eight of the Lebanese poet's most famous pieces from The Prophet. Produced by and featuring the voice talents of Salma Hayek (who's of Lebanese descent), the movie's story about a political prisoner (voiced by Liam Neeson) is a framing device that's interwoven with vignettes interpreting the poems. Two of the segments include couples kissing fairly passionately and dancing a sultry tango. The complexity of the dialogue and the big themes might be a bit mature for some kids, but older tweens and teens still interested in animation may find it a thought-provoking exploration of life's big issues.
- Sexual Content
- Kissing between newlyweds at their wedding reception. Sensual tango dance between a couple (who also kiss).
- A political prisoner is executed by firing squad; the execution isn't seen, but the shots are heard. Police officers pursue a young girl who's accused of stealing. Some moments of menace/tension.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- The poems have inspiring messages about everything from birth, childhood, work, and marriage to love, good, evil, and death. Mustafa's situation emphasizes the importance of community, support, faith, and friendship.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drinking at a wedding reception.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it