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Box Office Mom: Emma, Tall Girl

Our Box Office Mom Jackie Solberg reviews two movies your kids may want to check out.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Stuck at home with nothing to watch?  Our Box Office Mom shares her reviews of two movies currently streaming. You can catch Emma On Demand and Tall Girl is a Netflix Original film.

Emma

  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 buckets
  • Release Date: March 20, 2020
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Best Age Group: 12+
  • Sexual Content: Moderate
  • Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
  • Crude or Profane Language: Mild
  • Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
  • Will Kids Like It? No

Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy)  is a charming young aristocratic twenty year old. Sadly, her mother passed away when she was a child so she lives with her father and manages his estate. However, Emma tends to get bored. After she arranges the marriage of her governess, Emma needs a new project so she decides to find a suitor for Harriet Smith. Harriet is a young woman from the local boarding school for underprivileged girls. Emma hopes to raise Harriet's place in society and find her the perfect man. The drama begins when Emma tends to meddle a little too much and finds herself in quite the dilemma. Emma is an adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved classic novel, Emma. 

Sexual Content: Moderate

  • Partial nudity -we see a man's bare back side.
  • Discussion of matchmaking, courtship and marriage.
  • Flirting.
  • Passionate kisses at the end of the film.

Violent/Disturbing Content: None

Crude or Profane Language: None

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

  • Adults drink wine and liquor at social functions.

Will Kids Like It? No

Overall, Emma is a charming story, however it is very slow and may not be entertaining for kids. Mature high schoolers may find it appealing.

Tall Girl

  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 buckets
  • Release Date: September 13, 2019
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Best Age Group: 10+
  • Sexual Content: Moderate
  • Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
  • Crude or Profane Language: Mild
  • Drug and Alcohol Content: None
  • Will Kids Like It? No

Jodi (Ava Michelle) is a six-foot-one 16-year-old high school girl. She's a talented pianist, and a very intelligent girl who just wants to fit in socially.  Things get complicated for Jodi when the new student Stig (Luke Eisner), appears at school. Stig is a tall, handsome Swedish exchange student who Jodi is instantly smitten over. She even starts to wear her hair down and dresses up for school. However, the drama begins when all the other girls in her grade like Stig as well. Tall Girl is an original Netflix movie appropriate for kids ages 10 and up.

Sexual Content: Moderate

  • Teenage couples kiss and discuss “going all the way.”

Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild

  • A guy on a bike smashes into a parked car.
  • two boys get in a fist fight at a house party.

Crude or Profane Language: Mild

  • We hear "pissed," "suck," "crap," and "biatch."

Drug and Alcohol Content: None

Will Kids Like It? No

Overall, Tall Girl is appropriate for kids ages 10 and up. 

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