A Monster Calls (Blu-ray release 2017-3-28) look like a fantasy fairy tale but it really is not.  It is about a poor boy who has to face his mother’s terminal illness, and has constant nightmares about his mother dying.  To make things worse, he’s lonely, has no friends, is bullied in school, his father only sees him occasionally after divorce, and his grandmother does not seem to be nice.

For those who appreciate this subject, this movie may be good in its lesson about facing terminal illness.  However, I don’t.  This is exactly the kind of movies I avoid – I watched it only because there is a monster in the poster.  I cannot understand how this subject can be a children’s book.

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