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FOUR KIDS AND IT (2020)

FOUR KIDS AND IT (2020)
  • Genre: Adventure, Children, Fantasy

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 110 minutes

  • Director(s): Andy De Emmony

  • Cast: Paula Patton, Matthew Goode, Michael Caine, Russell Brand, Ashley Aufderheide, Cheryl

  • Ratings Info:

    mild threat, violence, language, sex references

  • Synopsis: FOUR KIDS AND IT is a British fantasy film in which a group of children go on holiday with their parents where they meet a sand creature who has the power to grant them wishes.

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FOUR KIDS AND IT is a British fantasy film in which a group of children go on holiday with their parents where they meet a sand creature who has the power to grant them wishes.

Threat and horror

There are scenes of mild threat, in which a sand creature is imprisoned in a glass box and momentarily suffers electric shocks.

Other moments include some brief gun threat, as well as a scene in which a boy clings to a cliff face after his magic powers fade.

Violence

There is mild violence, including a scene in which a man punches another man across the face but this does not contain blood and is comic in tone.

Language

There is mild bad language, including terms such as 'bloody'. There is also a scene in which a man refers to a woman as an 'American tart' but this is mitigated by the comic context and delivery.

Sex

There are some scenes containing mild sex references, including when a man and a woman pretend to kiss whilst wearing African masks, which is then comically referred to as "ethnically insensitive erotica". Other references relate to marital infidelity.

There are moments of rude humour, including burp noises and references to farting.

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