Netflix brings us a new animation feature. Are you ready for The Willoughbys Heartfelt Story? On face value, it captivates with its graphics and colors. But, look carefully. It is not what you anticipate. Is The Willoughbys appropriate for children? Are there positive messages in the animation movie? Here is my Willoughbys Parental Guide and also The Willoughbys Movie Review.
The Willoughbys Parental Guide
This is a sweet movie that quickly grows on you. But is The Willoguhbys kid-friendly? Remember, just because it is rated PG, doesn’t mean all kids will have a great time watching a given movie. The Willoughbys animation film is based on the book by the same name. Many kids are familiar with it. As a reminder, the story is dark and does touch upon irony and sarcasm. The movie is rated PG. You will see parental neglect and rude humor.
ACTION – VIOLENCE
There is action and adventure. Both of which are risky and potentially harmful. The rude humor can fall into violence. Parents don’t care much for their kids. And, kids want to get rid of their parents.
LANGUAGE AND GESTURES
Get ready for name-calling and In terms of nudity ratings, the parents kiss a lot. Also, there is a scene with a man in underwear.
Be on the lookout for these two intense moments:
- The oldest Willoughby will put some of us on edge as he gets in trouble easily and most times because of someone else.
- Parents of the verge of freezing to death
TECHNOLOGY AND STEM
STEM is alive and well in this movie thanks to the creativity and inventive spirit of the Barbabys.
The movie speaks volumes about family and sibling relationships. Besides that, you can also spark conversations on:
- experiencing hunger
- feeling lonely
- feeling unwanted
- blended families
- unconditional love and hope
So, is The Willoughbys appropriate for children? Overall, it is a strong movie for sensitive children as well as for the smaller ones. That said, I did find the movie to be sweet and uplifting with several positive points to focus on.
The Willoughbys Heartfelt Story – The Willoughbys Movie Review
Early on, the cat narrating the story tells us that“The best stories are the hard ones.” He also warns, that if you love happily-ever-after tales, this is not the movie for you. Without a doubt, the Willogubys Heartfelt Story will pull at your heartstring and stir different feelings during the course of the movie. You will feel discouraged and encouraged amidst the plight of love the children go through.
Uplifting The Willoughbys Messages
Hands down, the movie effortlessly talks about inclusion. It shows a blended family and reminds us that there are different ways of having a family. Additionally, goes beyond blood ties while underlining those too. Hands down, it shows sweet care for one and other. Family or not.
Our Loved Ones: Family
There really are two types of family: the one we are born into as well as the one we choose. In the wise words of Nanny: “You have a family, they need you and you need them.” Regardless of what we might think or how our family rhythm goes, in the end it is thicker than water. Together we can, and our family helps us become who we are.
Build/ Find Yourself
Unsure of who you are? Stand with your family and they will show the way to self-discovery!