The Whale Movie Poster
  • Released
  • September 9, 2011
  • G, 1 hr 29 min
  • Documentary
  • 4 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this wildlife documentary follows a lost young orca that uses humans for his innate need to socialize. There's no age-inappropriate content in the movie, but (spoiler alert!) it does have a sad ending that could deeply affect younger viewers who aren't prepared. The relationship between the First Nations tribe and the local authorities -- and how the two groups have contrasting views of what's best for Luna -- makes for interesting conversations after viewing the documentary.

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