Cast & Credits:
Release date:December 23, 2016 (limited; wide: Jan. 6)
Director:Juan Antonio Bayona
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for thematic content and some scary images)
Starring:Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver
Official website: http://www.focusfeatures.com/amonstercalls
TaglineStories are wild creatures.
A boy attempts to deal with his mother's illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping to a fantastical world.
The monster does not come walking often. This time it comes to Connor, and it asks for the one thing Connor cannot bring himself to do. Tell the truth. This is a very touching story about a boy who feels very damaged, guilty and mostly angry. He struggles at school with bullies, and pity looks from everyone, and at home with his mother's sickness. Will Connor overcome his problems? Will everything be okay? Will Connor be able to speak the truth?