What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that My Life as a Dog is a wonderful subtitled film with brief, non-sexual nudity in an artist's studio. Also, viewers see a quick flash of a 12-year-old girl's breast, and there are several scenes of mild sexual tension between pubescent kids, as well as other sexually suggestive moments throughout. The main character, a 12-year-old boy, deals with several major losses over the course of the movie, though there is an overall sense of optimism to the film.
- Families can talk about why Ingemar always say it's important to "compare"? Why do you think that Ingemar compares himself to Laika the space dog? Why does Ingemar tell us that he wishes he told his mom everything?
- How does this movie compare to other coming-of-age movies? How does it treat sexuality among kids and teens?