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"THE WOMAN IN BLACK"
(2012) (Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Extreme
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity None
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Horror: A young, early 20th century lawyer must contend with supernatural occurrences in the remote, seaside mansion where he's working for a few days.
PLOT:
Arthur Kipps (DANIEL RADCLIFFE) is a young lawyer living in early 20th century London who's been raising his 4-year-old son, Joseph (MISHA HANDLEY), by himself due to Arthur's wife dying during childbirth. Arthur's fixation on her and feelings that she's still around have apparently affected his work. Accordingly, his boss is giving him once last chance to prove his worth.

He must travel to the small village of Crythin Gifford where most everyone seems overly protective of their children and nearly all are inhospitable to the outsider. That is, except for the richest man around, Sam Daily (CIARAN HINDS), and his wife, Elizabeth (JANET McTEER), who lost their only son years ago, a tragedy that seems all too common there.

Arthur's job is to find the final will and go through the mounds of papers belonging to the late Alice Drablow, a reclusive widow who lived in the remote Eel Marsh House, a mansion along the cost where access to it is cut off twice daily by the incoming high tide. The locals aren't happy about Arthur going there, and he soon learns why. It seems the place is haunted by the ghost of Alice's sister, Jennet (LIZ WHITE), who lost custody of her young son and then blamed the boy's accidental death on Alice.

Now known as the lady in black, Jennet's appearance is viewed by all as a sign of the pending death of another child in the village. Sam doesn't believe in any of that, but as Arthur begins to experience one supernatural event after another at the mansion, he soon becomes a believer and tries to figure out how to remedy the haunting.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into scary films or want to see "Harry Potter's" Daniel Radcliffe in another movie, they might be interested.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For thematic material and violence/disturbing images.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • DANIEL RADCLIFFE plays a young lawyer in early 20th century London who has lost...


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