30 November 2012 11:56 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Film Mom is a weekly column about family entertainment for parents with kids (and kids with parents) by Tara McNamara, the editor and founder of KidsPickFlicks.com. If you haven’t taken your teen to see Lincoln or your tween to see Life of Pi, you should. Just expect some push-back. To a kid, these two brilliant films may be the cinematic equivalent of Brussels sprouts. As an adult, we grow to like things that are nutritious. At a fancy restaurant, grown-ups salivate over roasted beets, marinated artichokes and bone marrow flan – menu items that send any self-respecting 9-year-old into dry heaves. Similarly, as we age we typically develop a more sophisticated film palate – which is why those over 35 are less likely to appreciate Adam Sandler or anything...

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