Taking your children to theater in order to see some movie might not be the best solution, because in most cases you cannot predict what will the movie look like and is it appropriate for young audience. That is why it is recommended to watch some questionable movies at home and nowadays it is quite easy to watch or rent it online on various websites, such as LoveFilm UK. Coraline (2009) is one of those amazing animated movies, but most of the parents are not sure whether it is alright for their kids to watch it.
This movie, directed by Henry Selick (known for The Nightmare Before Christmas) follows the life of a nine year old Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning’s voice) not very pleased by moving to a new home with her busy parents who do not pay enough attention to her. When she suddenly finds a small hidden door in her new apartment, Coraline discovers a parallel world where everything that surrounds her, including her room, apartment, neighbors, parents seems much better and beautiful. Unfortunately, at one moment this wonderful parallel world turns to be a frightening place.
Coraline is the movie that might be scary enough to inspire nightmares involving various button-eyed creatures and children in some terrible and unpleasant world. However, parents could talk to their children do they ever feel lonely like Coraline, is there something they wish for. It is good to make children think about the “better” life and that grass in fact might seem greener on the other side, but that reality is usually not so beautiful as it seemed. So, Coraline opens some really deep and educative themes, so it is the type of the movie you should watch together with your kids, stop whenever they are frightened and to explain them situations they might not be able to understand properly. Coraline is one refreshing and innovative animated movie, especially suitable for teenagers, but better to be watched at home.