I loved, Loved, LOVED this movie! (How's that for a start?) This film is exacty what a parent wants when they take their kiddo to see a film. It was enjoyable for adults and children alike without being inappropriate. It was beautiful to look at and the story was FUN! More than fun, however, it had a great message. What more could a parent (or grandparent) ask for?
It is so good that I want to limit what I tell you because I want you to enjoy it for yourself. It is an exciting tale. It is a heart-warming story. It is about finding your place in the world and learning to see others as yourself. My favorite line was when the central character (Hiccup -- yes, Hiccup) says "I looked at him and I saw myself" when speaking of the dragon. Oh, so sweet. That's it. I'm not telling you any more except "Go see it!!!"
The film is probably too scary for very young chilren. I took my six year old and it was perfect. I might let my younger child watch it on DVD but I would not take her to see it in the theater. A couple of scenes had my son on my lap -- especially during the very dramatic climax at the end. The closest thing to double entendre were mild references to breasts and undies. Otherwise, nothing. It was so nice to not having anything to cringe at while watching with my son. So nice!
Age Appropriateness (6 and Up):
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I definitely give this "Step Out"!
Check out my friend, Kelly at Kelly's Lucky You. She guest posted for me and she liked the film, as well. Here's her take...