The Good Witch
In this TV movie, mysterious new arrival Cassie Nightingale gets the whole town talking when she moves into an old house rumored to be haunted. Is Cassie a witch -- or worse, the fabled "Grey Lady" who lived there in a former life?
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- Craig Pryce
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Good Witch is far less about witchcraft and much more about how values of compassion, kindness, and empathy can transform an individual and those around them. Bullying is part of the plot, but what separates The Good Witch from so many other children's films where there's bullying is that characters take the time to try and understand why the bully behaves the way he does, and what it might take to change his ways. Besides this, there are some scary scenes where a Doberman chases kids that might be a bit scary for younger viewers, and some adult drinking and mild innuendo.
- Sexual Content
- Two adults passionately kiss on a dinner date. A woman is given what she is told is an "aphrodisiac" that will leave her husband "pumped and ready to go."
- Two scenes feature a Doberman chasing after two kids while barking angrily. After one chase, a girl slips and cuts her leg. A boy is frequently bullied, ordered to give up his lunch or his lunch money. This same bully is shown later being pushed and verbally abused by his father. Two boys are shown vandalizing a shop -- spray painting the windows and throwing rocks.
- "Crap." Name-calling from a bully: "Loser."
- Social Behavior
- Everyone is capable of kindness, compassion, and empathy, and when applied, deeper understandings and better relationships prevail.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Adult characters are shown drinking wine on a dinner date. A homeless man is found with a bottle of alcohol and is strongly hinted at having an alcohol problem. A boy tells his friend that his Dad gets drunk and abusive.
- 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