Coraline might be an animated film, but it’s NOT a kid’s movie.

It really seems like a Tim Burton movie, which apparently it’s not, but to be honest, Coraline is so creepy that I think I’d be more inclined to let my kids watch Edward Scissorhands before seeing Coraline.

For a plot summary, I take part of it from a write-up on IMDB.com

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents.  While looking to cure her boredom, she finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage.  During the night, she is mysteriously lead to the door which is mysteriously unbricked now, and she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother in the alternate world invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, Coraline finds that it would come at a steep cost.

The rest of the movie from that point takes some very creepy turns as the Other Mother tries to find a way to get Coraline to stay forever.

The movie is well done, as can be expected from a movie rated by IMDB.com in the high 7 range (I don’t believe any movie is in the 9’s yet on IMDB.com), but I’m not sure what the intended audience is.  I wouldn’t recommend that my 12 year old nephew see the film, and in a couple years he might be too old to want to watch it.  Adults who don’t mind creepy films might enjoy Coraline, but it should be noted that if this were a live-action film, there’s no way it would be rated PG, as it’s done in a somewhat similar tone to Sixth Sense.


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