The Fox and the Child | Full Movie

The Fox and the Child
  • G
  • 1h 32m
  • 2008
Rotten48%
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What would it be like to have a fox for a friend? A 10-year-old girl who wants to know sets out to befriend a beautiful wild fox she names Lily. Bit by bit, in woods and fields blanketed by snow and carpeted by wildflowers, the girl and Lily build an extraordinary friendship as the fox leads her human companion on adventures bold, funny and even sometimes scary. Filmmaker Luc Jacquet follows his Academy Award-winning* March of the Penguins with another enduring tale of nature. A life-affirming story, astonishing vistas and warm narration by Kate Winslet (Titanic, Revolutionary Road) make The Fox and the Child a share-and-share-again family event.
© 2007 Bonne Pioche Productions – France 3 Cinema Package Design © 2009 New Line Cinema Picturehouse Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten48%
Critics Consensus: Jackanory-esque voiceover from Winslet lends a syrupy tone to this mawkish and slow, but beautifully shot, human/beastie buddy movie.
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Time Out
Derek Adams
Fresh

Jacquet's golden-hued cautionary tale is beautiful to look at. It's also accurate in the way the t...

June 21, 2017
Variety
Derek Elley
Fresh

Film is largely just the sum of its images and, aside from a surprise ending, is more a pleasant v...

June 21, 2017
sbs.com.au
Don Groves
Rotten

A gentle, rambling adventure in the wild.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Stunning story of friendship shows the magic of patience.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this extraordinary family film does something that few movies can do: it takes a modern child and places her in the natural world without losing believability. The child's relationship with the fox does border on obsession, and there are moments where she is in peril, but she learns a valuable lesson that will ring a bell with viewers of all ages. There is a scene near the end of the movie that might be shocking and distressing to younger or more sensitive viewers where the fox is seriously injured. Parents might want to preview this scene before sharing with younger kids.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Adventure, Family
  • Release Date:February 29, 2008
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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