October Family Movie Reviews

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

My Little Pony: The Movie

Rated PG for mild action

In theaters Oct. 6

OK for kids 4+

Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels.

This new animated movie finds a dark force threatening Ponyville. The Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home. This movie features all-new music, with the Mane Six characters voiced by Tara Strong, Cathy Weseluck, Andrea Libman, Tabitha

St. Germain, and Ashleigh Ball. Voice talent also includes Kristin Chenoweth, Emily Blunt, Zoe Saldana, Liev Schreiber, and Taye Diggs.



Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking

In theaters Oct. 20

OK for kids 9+

Reel Preview: 5 of 5 Reels

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically-acclaimed young adult novel, this movie tells the story of Ben and Rose, children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing, which unfold with mesmerizing symmetry. Directed by Todd Haynes, this movie stars Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Julianne Moore, and Michelle Williams.


Goodbye Christopher Robin

Rated PG for thematic elements, some bullying, war images, and brief language

In theaters Oct. 13

OK for kids 6+

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels

This film offers a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie) and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books, the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the first World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?