A Monster Calls
Synopsis: 12-year-old Conor is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother. His father has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster appears at his bedroom window one night. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality. Based on the children's novel of the same name written by Patrick Ness.
Running time: 1h 48min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Release date: January 6, 2017
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Cast: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, Geraldine Chaplin, Ben Moor, James Melville, Oliver Steer, Dominic Boyle, Jennifer Lim, Max Gabbay, Morgan Symes, Max Golds, Frida Palsson, Wanda Opalinska, Patrick Taggart, Lily- Rose Aslandogdu
Official site: www.focusfeatures.com/amonstercalls
What parents need to know: Rated PG-13 for frightening and extremely sad scenes. There are mentions of terminal cancer, scenes of bullying and suggestive dramatic sequences.