A literary film fiesta for the holidays

Hollywood takes a page from kids' lit this holiday season.

By Valle Dwight

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence and frightening images
Release date: November 19, 2010

The story of Harry Potter and his wizard friends gets darker and more intense with each year at Hogwarts. This much-anticipated, second-to-last installment is no exception — and is really not appropriate for younger kids. As a lead-up to the final showdown between Harry and Voldemort, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is full of tense action foreshadowing that deadly denouement.

The movie follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they look for the seven horcruxes — dark magical objects used to attain immortality — representing pieces of Voldemort’s soul. In the process, their friendship is put to the test by the dangers facing them.

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Valle Dwight is a reporter, writer, and mother of two school-aged boys. She has written for many magazines, including FamilyFun, Wondertime, and Working Mother.