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Babette's Feast Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 12+

A heartwarming feast for adults. May bore kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the adults in this movie can be judgemental (sometimes comically so) and that the father of two girls keeps them from experiencing life. During a grand dinner, the teenage server sneaks several gulps of wine. For the feast, Babette imports many live animals and kills them herself, which may disturb vegetarian or sensitive kids.

  • Families can talk about how Martina and Philippa deal with their overprotective father. How much control should a parent have of his child's destiny?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Babette learns the importance of home and giving to her chosen family. Martina and Philippa also do good works for the poor and elderly.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Babette imports many live animals and kills them herself.

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    Sex: Chaste kisses on the hand are the most action these characters see.

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: During the feast, characters get drunk and the teenage serving boy sneaks gulps of wine.