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Lili Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

Classic love story of an orphan and the carnival.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this classic drama is tame enough even for young grade-schoolers. There are some G-rated references to issues like infidelity and seduction, and one of the main characters slaps another and gets drunk, but overall this is age-appropriate for 6 and up.

  • Families can talk about why it is easier for Paul to say what he is thinking through the puppets. What does he mean when he says, "I am the puppets?" What does Lili mean when she says that people outgrow dreams? Why is it so important to Paul that the men who made him the offer didn't know he had a limp?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Coming to terms with disability.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Paul slaps Lili.

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    Sexy stuff: G-rated references to infidelity, seduction.

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Paul gets drunk.