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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 8+

Gripping tale of survival leaves a lasting impression.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film portrays a boy's realistic struggle to survive in the wilderness. All of the carpentry and wilderness survival skills that Angus practices in his daily life are inspirational.

  • Families can talk about survival. What skills can you gain to help prepare you for life's adventures? Are there things that you would like to learn to help you feel strong and helpful? Did Angus make any choices that you might have made differently?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Angus and his newfound canine friend Yellow help each other survive a perilous ship wreck. Angus's hard work and integrity provide a refreshing role model for teenage boys.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: The only violence in this film is that of the stormy sea and the suffering that being stranded on an island causes.

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    Sexy stuff: There is a chaste kiss at the end of the film.

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    Language: Younger brother Silas says "crap." Angus says "damn" when he accidentally crashes the truck into a woodpile.

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    Consumerism: Quaker products are shown briefly in a shopping bag.

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue