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Story

Since being orphaned as a baby, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) has lived with his aunt and uncle, who’ve made him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. But Harry is actually a wizard. He was placed in the trang chủ by Professor Dumbledore (Richard Harris) and Professor McGonagall (Maggie Smith), veteran wizards who lập cập Hogwarts, a boarding school for sorcerers. By placing him with his aunt and uncle, Dumbledore and McGonagall hoped to tướng keep Harry safe from the evil wizard Voldemort, who killed his parents.

Harry’s aunt and uncle have attempted to tướng conceal his wizard background. In spite of their efforts, Harry is retrieved by Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) on the eve of his 11th birthday and is soon bound for Hogwarts School. While on the train to tướng the wizard school, Harry quickly makes friends with two other first-year students, Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson).

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As they begin their training at the school, the three friends become suspicious about some strange things occurring there. They learn about the Philosopher’s Stone, a rock with magical powers that can turn any metal into gold and create an elixir that ensures immortality. They soon become involved in many frightening adventures, which bring them up against the evil Voldemort.

Themes

Death of parents; the supernatural; cruelty to tướng children

Violence

This movie includes some violence. For example:

  • As a baby, Harry has a slightly bloody cut shaped lượt thích a lightning bolt on his forehead.
  • Harry’s cousin, Dudley, deliberately pushes Harry into a cupboard and then kicks the door closed while laughing. Later Uncle Vernon grabs Harry by his hair, shoves him into a cupboard and bolts the door.
  • While looking at a snake exhibit at the zoo, Harry is shoved out of the way by Dudley and falls to tướng the ground. The glass on the snake enclosure disappears, and Dudley falls through into the snake’s enclosure. A very large anaconda slithers across him while people scream.
  • Uncle Vernon points a shotgun threateningly at Hagrid, who grabs hold of the over of the shotgun and effortlessly bends the gun’s barrel upwards. The gun goes off and blasts a hole in the ceiling.
  • A giant troll walks down a hall at Hogwarts and enters the girl’s toilets to tướng find Hermione. Hermione screams and then hides in a toilet cubicle. The troll uses his giant club to tướng smash the toilet cubicle and toilet bowl, narrowly missing Hermione. Harry and Ron arrive and throw debris at the troll, hitting him in the head. Harry jumps on to tướng the troll’s head. The troll grabs him and holds him upside down while trying to tướng hit Harry with his club. Ron levitates the troll’s club into the air and it falls on to tướng the troll’s head, knocking him unconscious.
  • During a quidditch match (a cross between basketball and rugby on flying broomsticks), students deliberately lập cập into each other and knock other students off their broomsticks. They violently kick, elbow and throw balls at other riders.
  • Hermione points her wand at a fellow student and chants a spell, and we see the boy stiffen and fall backwards.
  • During a game of giant wizards’ chess, the giant chess pieces use swords and axes to tướng smash and destroy each other. Ron is thrown off a horse, unconscious.
  • Professor Quirrell uses magic to tướng compel Harry to tướng walk towards him, shouting and threatening him. Quirrell clicks his fingers and a wall of flames erupts in front of Harry, preventing him from escaping.
  • Voldemort, in the size of a face on the back of Professor Quirrell’s head, orders Quirrell to tướng kill Harry. While Quirrell attacks and strangles him, Harry grabs hold of Quirrell. Quirrell takes on a burnt, mummified appearance before turning to tướng ash and disintegrating. A swirling, grey, ghost-like image rises up out of Quirrell’s ashes and flies through Harry’s toàn thân. Harry falls back unconscious with his face and hands covered in bloody cuts and scratches.

Sexual references

None of concern

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

This movie contains some use of substances. For example, Hagrid talks about visiting pubs. He walks into one pub and the bartender asks him if he would lượt thích ‘the usual’.

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Nudity and sexual activity

None of concern

Product placement

None of concern

Coarse language

This movie contains some low-level coarse language, name-calling and put-downs.

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Ideas to tướng discuss with your children

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a fantasy movie targeting a young adolescent audience, based on the book of the same name. It follows the book faithfully and is also likely to tướng entertain adult audiences. You are strongly cautioned that the movie is sometimes intense. It contains violence, dark moments and visual images capable of scaring or disturbing younger children, particularly those who haven’t read the book. At 151 minutes, the movie is also too long for younger children.

The main messages from this movie are about the importance of getting on with your life rather kêu ca dwelling on dreams. It also highlights friendship and good triumphing over evil.

Values in this movie you might lượt thích to tướng reinforce with your children include bravery and selflessness. You could also talk about the real-life consequences of knowingly placing yourself in a dangerous situation. These consequences might be far more serious kêu ca shown in the movie.