A wish a day brings adventure your way.
Matthew Goode, Paula Patton, Michael Caine, Russell Brand, Cheryl, Ashley Aufderheide, Billy Jenkins, William Franklyn-Miller, Ely Solan, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, Ellie-Mae Siame, Emily Highams, Lisa Tyrrell, Finbarr Doyle
Andy De Emmony
|Screenplay||Simon Lewis, Mark Oswin, from the book by Jacqueline Wilson|
|Produced by||Dan Films, Deadpan Pictures, Kindle Entertainment|
|Language||Low impact brief isolated scenes of language use with a low sense of moral harm and warrants no consumer advice.|
|Violence||Low impact and infrequent set in fantastical and adventurous settings intertwined with magic, realistic and unrealistic but with no visible effects to cause moral harm.|
|Comments||The material contains light-hearted complex and mature low impact themes which are presented in a context of a fantasy drama about a family integration by parents who introduces their children for the first time on a vacation. Themes explore the dynamics of different family lives, behaviours and attitudes, new family ties and relationships, feelings of abandonment or unloved, children manipulating parents, time travel, magic and superpowers, magical wishes, rescue mission, children discovering a creature who becomes a friend, challenging mother and daughter relationship, being greedy, finding peace, making amends, a sense of appreciation, parenting, blended family, overcoming challenges, children struggling to adapt to new life settings, good and bad intentions, children coming of age, unity, finding love and good prevailing over evil. Themes are presented fantastically with adventure to entertain the viewer using negative themes which get positively resolved at the end. Such themes include mother daughter difficult relationship which was caused by coming of age and a child’s hope to see her parents’ rekindling the love. In the end the daughter finally discovered that the mother has protected her throughout the years from her father who was abandoning and never showed interest or act responsibly as a parent. The film maker also managed to resolve themes of a blended family which at first experienced difficulties of adjusting to the new norm and resolved them with love, peace and unity. Themes of bad intentions by Mr Trent are also positively resolved with good prevailing over evil. Themes are treated sensitively intertwined with reality and fantasy. Parental supervision is recommended to provide context on themes which are likely to be confusing and complex. Furthermore such complex themes, like that of blended family are treated as sub-themes rather than being the main themes in the film. The core themes in the film is more to do with the world of magic, positive new friendship between the four kids and Samiate. Themes would be suitable for all, but parental supervision is recommended to provide context and reassurance for much younger viewers.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|PG: Parental Guidance Suggested||Rated PG for thematic elements, some rude/suggestive comments, fantasy violence and language|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|PG: Parental Guidance (General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children)||Mild threat, Violence, Language, Sex references|
|British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Tomatometer Four Kids and It has a few moments of whimsy and charm, but it’s not enough to leave a lasting impression.
Stefan Pape Magical family adventure has positive messages, mild peril.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 47%