It

Stephen King's "It" is a successful adaptation from book to movie. 

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Rated: R for strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language

Translation: Peril and violence including murders, guns, fire, explosions, abuse, murder of an infant, cannibalism, grisly and disturbing images, nudity, childbirth, brief very crude language, sexual references and explicit situations

Recommendation: Mature teens-adults

Family discussion: What does the ending signify? Who do the couple represent? What does the house represent?

If you like this, try: “Noah” from the same writer/director, “North Fork”

"Rebel in the Rye"

Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, language including sexual references, some violence, and smoking throughout

Translation: Wartime violence with disturbing images including holocaust footage, drinking and drunkenness, constant smoking, sexual references

Recommendation: Mature teens-adults

Family discussion: Who was right about writing vs. publishing? What makes Catcher in the Rye so compelling? How was Salinger’s wartime experience reflected in his writing?

If you like this, try: The books of JD Salinger

"It"

Rated: R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language

Translation: Extended horror themes with peril, dread, and violence and many scary surprises, children murdered, many disturbing images, non-explicit mild sexual situations, very strong language

Recommendation: Mature teens-adults

Family discussion: What made the “losers” stick together? How would Pennywise appear to you?

If you like this, try: The book by Stephen King and movies like “Carrie” and “The Shining"

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