Pixar's 2022 coming-of-age film Turning Red has proved controversial, to say the least. It's a step away from the studio's usual all-ages content, but is it appropriate for your LDS family? We examine what the film says about parenting teenagers and how to have a good relationship with kids, along with the movie's questionable attempts to be sex-positive.
Our Ratings: Content: Telestial Artistic Merit: 3.5 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 2 apricots
Carl - Star Trek: Prodigy
Daniel - Hollow Knight
Amanda - Anne of Green Gables
Movies with similar themes that we liked better:
Embrace the Panda - Documentary about the making of this film, found on Disney+
Cuties - controversial film with social commentary on the sexualization of teenagers
The quote about a grandfather in heaven comes from CS Lewis' The Problem of Pain
'Turning Red' is a turning point for Asians in film. Why is it seen as unrelatable? - NPR article on controversy surrounding the film
Plugged In's Review makes a comparison between Turning Red and Brave
Liz - lizbusby.com
Carl - FB: Carl Cranney
Video editing by Robert Hill
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