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What to know: Touching, follows a young boy trying to get his mom to attend a parent teacher conference.
YOU ARE A GOOD KID is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-12
11 minutes
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What a touching film. It brought a tear to my eye. You Are A Good Kid follows a young boy, Sammy who wants to find his mother for a parent/teacher conference for school and enlists the help of his home room teacher. Sammy is very relatable. I remember when I was in school, kids in my homeroom classes had parents who couldn't make it to their parent teacher conferences because of work, health reasons or because they didn't care enough. So, instead of parents their aunt, uncle or grandparent came instead. The acting is pretty good in this. Sammy and his teacher stand out the most, because they have the most screen time. The most appealing this about this title is the storyline, which is very touching. The story flows really well and has a beginning, middle and end that flow very nicely into each other. The vocabulary is very age appropriate. The cinematography and sets are well designed.

The message of this film is that a "parent" isn't always the one who birthed you, sometimes, it is the one who is there for you during your developmental years. Because of Sammy nonexistent relationship with his mother, his Aunt takes him on as her son, even though is not his birth parent.

I recommend this film for ages 8 to12 and believe children will enjoy it because it addresses a subject that affects so many children so they can relate to it. I give this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. Reviewed by Angel U., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror

A little boy wants to find his mom for his school event.
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