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At Theaters: 8/17/2012 On Video: 11/27/2012
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 33 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 599951
Studio: Focus Features
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Storyline Heading
A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
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Animated Adventure Comedy - While an animated feature aimed generally at a family audience, this is a horror comedy that has a lot of scary moments and images that could be far too intense for young children, not to mention there is some mature humor (including a gay joke) that could be of concern to parents. Young adult males, particularly those interested in horror films, are the best target audience.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Kodi Smit-McPhee LET ME IN
Tucker Albrizzi ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED
Anna Kendrick 50/50, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, UP IN THE AIR
Christopher Mintz-Plasse FRIGHT NIGHT, KICK-ASS, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
Leslie Mann THE CHANGE-UP, RIO, I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS
Casey Affleck TOWER HEIST, GONE BABY GONE
Director: Sam Fell THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, FLUSHED AWAY
Director: Chris Butler Feature Directorial Debut
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Production Notes Heading
Brief History of Stop-Motion
From England to New England to Oregon
Two Years in the Making
Two Years in the Making (Continued)
In The Studios
Noman's Numbers and Nuggets
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: A few miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Falls, hits, fights.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Chases and fights.
COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, dark humor, sight gags, a gay joke.
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Critic's Review Heading

USA Today Full Review
Good While it goes astray in the final third and doesn't always clearly convey its messages, ParaNorman offers an entertaining and visually attractive family-friendly story.

Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Good 'ParaNorman,' in fact, belongs on the short list of animated fables that aim most of their messages at grown-ups rather than kids.

NY Post Full Review
Very Good "ParaNorman'' is probably the year's most visually dazzling movie so far, and the stunning climax centering on an 11-year-old witch (Jodelle Ferland) is too good to spoil.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 34 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
13
High
92%
13-19Teens (M)
1
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
1
Low
0%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (M)
6
Fairly Low
67%
30+Adults (F)
10
About 50/50
70%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 34 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:Three-quarters of them loved "Paranorman." Most of the rest enjoyed it very much, rating it above average. A few didn't care for it but I suspect it may have too scary for these kids.
TEENS:The one male enjoyed it but the one female rated it below average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Two of the three females loved it and the other one rated it average.
ADULTS:These aren't great reviews, like you would see on "Toy Story" or "Shrek,"but they are decent for a kids animated movie. Part of the low reviews may be due to the fact that this movie is fairly intense for small children. Seeing so many low reviews from the females (moms likely) I suspect the content is part of the problem.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
ParaNorman is set in the town of Blithe Hollow, whose locals profit from mining the town's history as the site, 300 years ago, of a famous witch hunt. 11-year-old Norman Babcock (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee of Let Me In and The Road) spends much of his days appreciating the finer points of scary movies and studying ghost lore. In fact, Norman is gifted with the ability to see and speak with the dead, such as his beloved grandmother (Elaine Stritch). Most days, he prefers their company to that of his flustered father (Jeff Garlin), spacey mother (Leslie Mann), and deeply superficial older sister Courtney (Anna Kendrick). At middle school, Norman dodges bullying Alvin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), confides in the impressionable Neil (Tucker Albrizzi), and tries to tune out his blowhard teacher Mrs. Henscher (Alex Borstein).

Norman is unexpectedly contacted by his odd uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman), who floors him with the revelation that a centuries-old witch's curse is real and is about to come true, and that only Norman will be able to stop it from going into overdrive and harming the townspeople. Once a septet of zombies - led by The Judge (Bernard Hill) - suddenly rises from their graves, Norman finds himself caught in a wild race against time alongside Courtney, Alvin, Neil, and Neil's musclebound older brother Mitch (Casey Affleck) as Sheriff Hooper (Tempestt Bledsoe) chases them all. Worse, the town is up in arms and taking up arms.

Norman bravely summons up all that makes a hero - courage and compassion - as he finds his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

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