What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this first movie in the Harry Potter series has some intense and scary moments. Harry Potter and friends -- who are only 11 years old here -- are in peril and get hurt, but not seriously, and most of the scares come from fantasy creatures. There's a flashback to the (bloodless) death of Harry's parents and discussion about how they died and the one who killed them.
- Families can talk about the Harry Potter series. Do you like the books or movies better?
- What themes from the first in the series pop up again in later installments?
- What do you think about Harry and his friends going away to school? Would you ever want to do something like that?