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Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children-Kids’ Movie Review

Most teenage boys don’t believe in monsters, however Jake Portman does, and rightfully so. Jake’s grandfather would often tell him scary ghost stories, which seemed so real to Jake. Jake’s parents thought he was crazy and even made him see a psychiatrist. Though before Jake’s grandfather died he insisted that Jake go to a mysterious island off the coast of Wales and visit the grandfather’s childhood home. So Jake’s father takes him there. On the island Jake discovers Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and learns about the residents’ unique powers.  There he finds adventure and danger with his new and peculiar friends. Based on the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.





miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-childrenRating: 2 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: September 30, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 15+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Teens Like It? No




Talking Points:

Miss Peregrine’s Home  for Peculiar Children is not the typical young adult fantasy movie. It’s a very disturbing and creepy film with horror like images.

Sexual Content: Mild

  • We see a couple kiss and flirt with one another.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive

  • There are scary monsters with sharp teeth and tentacles to grab and entangle those who get close to it.
  • The monsters are enamored with their victims’ eyeballs. We see dead characters with their eyeballs removed revealing dark sockets.
  • We see several characters dine on a plateful of eyeballs.
  • A character has the power to bring the dead back to life.  He does so and then makes them fight to their death(again). This is a very disturbing scene.
  •  We see an intense battle in an amusement park between the children and the monsters.

Crude or Profane Language: Mild

  • We hear “g–d–n,” “h–l,” and “d–ned.”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate

  • Miss Peregrine smokes a pipe throughout the film.
  • We see characters’ drinking alcohol at a bar.

Will Most Teens Like It? No

Overall this is a very strange and disturbing film.

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