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(2013) (James Franco, Mila Kunis) (PG)

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

Adventure/Fantasy: An early 20th century magician is transported to a fantastical world where he's mistaken for and then pretends to be a powerful wizard who must defeat a wicked witch.
It's 1905 and Oscar "Oz" Diggs (JAMES FRANCO) is a stage magician who performs, with the help of assistants such as Frank (ZACH BRAFF), in front of small crowds in a traveling circus. He's good enough to fool the less sophisticated locals, but ends up chased onto a hot air balloon by a jealous circus strong man. Once aloft, Oz is sucked into an approaching tornado and transported to a fantastical and vibrant land filled with odd plants and creatures.

He ends up meeting Theodora (MILA KUNIS), a witch who wants peace in this land -- that's also known as Oz -- and believes him to be a prophesized and powerful wizard who can bring it about. After rescuing a talking and flying monkey, Finley (voice of ZACH BRAFF), they set off for the Emerald City to meet Theodora's sister, Evanora (RACHEL WEISZ). She's also a witch and informs Oz that he must travel to the dark forest, find the Wicked Witch who's causing all of the problems, and break her magic wand, thus destroying her power.

Oz and Finley reluctantly set off to do that and end up rescuing a small and young porcelain doll, China Girl (voice of JOEY KING), whose village was destroyed by the flying baboon minions of the Wicked Witch. After entering the dark forest, they encounter a witch they believe to be their target, but who's actually Glinda (MICHELLE WILLIAMS), a good witch who informs them of the true identity of the wicked one. With the aid of Master Tinker (BILL COBBS) and his workers, city herald Knuck (TONY COX), and others including the diminutive munchkins, the disparate and unlikely team tries to figure out how to defeat the Wicked Witch once and for all.

The fantastical word shown in the commercials and previews might draw in some, while any who are fans of the original "The Wizard of Oz" might be drawn to it as well.
For sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language.

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