Brave

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A teenage Scottish princess goes to extreme lengths to break free of custom and convention in this 3-D animated adventure, directed by Brenda Chapman and newcomer Mark Andrews. A king and queen (voices of Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson) rule a peaceable version of medieval Caledonia. When it comes time to arrange the marriage of their rambunctious daughter (voice of Kelly Macdonald), however, she rebels and runs off to the forest. Determined to change her destiny, she persuades a witch (voice of Julie Walters) she encounters there to cast a spell, with disastrous consequences. Her adventure teaches the royal miss the hard way that selfishness and revenge are wrong, and family, duty and honor paramount.

Watch out for: Intense action and scenes of peril, the use of sorcery, brief rear animated nudity and some rude humor.

Rated: The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested, some material may not be suitable for children.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 1970