A Monster Calls (2016) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for thematic content and some scary images

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman's back is shown in a hospital for a few seconds because doctors are looking at her back.
  • None. No sex or Nudity.

Violence & Gore

  • Some stories are told where people are killed. The drawings are shown with some blood. Not graphic in any way.
  • Theres a scene where at the end of the school day Conner is greeted by his bullies and they act a little violent by pushing him to the floor and kicking him


  • One use of "damn," and a few uses of the phrase, "oh god" respectively.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • It shows good ways to handle what he goes through
  • Sad + good overall


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • in the first story the monster tells a man and a woman kiss and they are implied to be a couple

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are scenes of moderate threat as a huge tree comes to life and appears to directly threaten a boy. There are also some sad elements
  • There are scenes of emotional distress in which a boy has to come to terms with his mother's condition. But through the movie he gets over it

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