The Fox and the Child

2008 G 1h 32m DVD

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The Fox and the Child

2008 G 1h 32m DVD
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After getting lost in the forest and waking up with a fox sleeping protectively next to her, a girl grows to love her newfound friend. But problems arise when she tries to tame it and make it her pet in this fantastical drama.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
  • Bertille Noël-Bruneau
  • Isabelle Carré
  • Kate Winslet
  • Thomas Laliberté
  • Camille Lambert
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this extraordinary family film does something that few movies can do: it takes a modern child and places her in the natural world without losing believability. The child's relationship with the fox does border on obsession, and there are moments where she is in peril, but she learns a valuable lesson that will ring a bell with viewers of all ages. There is a scene near the end of the movie that might be shocking and distressing to younger or more sensitive viewers where the fox is seriously injured. Parents might want to preview this scene before sharing with younger kids.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.

Violence

Wilderness dangers and human predators threaten the fox at times. There is a key scene near the end of the movie that might be shocking and distressing to younger or more sensitive viewers. Spoiler alert: The fox jumps through a second story window and becomes bloodied and seems to die.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

The child attempts for months to befriend a fox, which exemplifies patient and persistent behavior. However, when she attempts to impose her own human values on the fox, she is taught a lesson about the boundaries of love.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • 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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