A MONSTER CALLS
Rating: PG-13 for thematic content and some scary images
Runtime: 2 hr. 8 min.
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
12-year-old Conor, dealing with his mother's illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother, and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth.