Opal Dream

2006 PG 1h 26m DVD

Opal Dream

2006 PG 1h 26m DVD
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Eight-year-old Kellyanne and her father, Rex, are both unhappily deluded -- and when imaginary pals suddenly disappear, their community looks for them, dispensing a stirring lesson in the value of faith.
Sapphire Boyce, Christian Byers, Vince Colosimo, Jacqueline McKenzie, Anna Linarello, Denise Roberts, Peter Callan, Stephen Potter, Sharni Honor, Robert Morgan
Peter Cattaneo
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
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 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Opal Dream is a 2006 Australian film about the nature of faith and belief with some episodes of illness and violence. The main character becomes sick when her imaginary friends go missing and she thinks they're dead. Also the family is ostracized by the locals when they think the father has poached their land, and the father is beaten up. Older brother Ash has no problem standing up to bullies, and there is a scene where he discovers a rat has been tied to the handlebars by bullies. A few scenes take place in bars and there's a bit of rough language. The film does raise profound questions about what it means to believe in something, and and the transformative power of imagination.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


After a father is accused of being a thief, his trailer is set on fire as an effigy hangs. When the father confronts the men who did it at a nearby bar, he is beaten up by six men. A boy finds a rat tied around his bicycle handlebars, the work of bullies who believe the boy's father is a "ratter." While a father trespasses on another man's land, the owner of the land runs out and pulls a rifle.


Infrequent profanity: "Piss off," "bastards." A character is called a "retard."

Social Behavior

As the boy Ash says: "When you believe in something, that's what makes it real." The movie makes a strong case for the power of imagination and faith, as well as the benefit of fantasy in a child's life.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A father is often shown holding and drinking from cans of beer, but does not appear intoxicated. Inside a bar, characters drink beer and smoke cigarettes.

  • 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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