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(2011) (Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock) (PG-13)

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

Drama: A boy searches New York City for a lock that matches the key he believes his father -- who died in the attacks of 9/11 -- purposefully left for him.
A year after the attacks of 9/11, 9-year-old Oskar Schell (THOMAS HORN) is obviously still affected by the passing of his jeweler father, Thomas (TOM HANKS), in one of the World Trade Center towers. Oskar and his mom, Linda (SANDRA BULLOCK), still live in New York City, across from the building where the boy's grandmother lives, and Oskar greatly misses the adventurous games his dad used to create for him.

While looking through his father's things, he finds several items that pique his interest. One is a newspaper clipping with the words "nonstop looking" circled. The other is a key inside an envelope with the word "Black" written on that.

Believing all of that is one big clue left for him by his father, and thinking Black is a pivotal person's last name, Oskar sets out to ask everyone in the city with that name if they have the lock that matches the key and/or any idea what his dad wanted him to find.

He's not alone in his quest, however, as he's soon joined by an old and mute man, The Renter (MAX VON SYDOW), who has a room in his grandmother's apartment. As the two set out to meet every Black in the city, such as Abby Black (VIOLA DAVIS), Oskar hopes he'll figure out the answers behind his father's great last mystery.

Unless they're a fan of someone in the cast or are interested in movies related to 9/11, it doesn't seem too likely.
For emotional thematic material, some disturbing images, and language.
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