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Recommended for Ages 9+
Ten-year-old Adam overcomes grief and bullies with the help of a friendly monster in this touching film featuring super special effects.
Since the death of his beloved older brother, Adam has felt very alone. His parents are distracted as they deal with their own grief. And the bullies and his mean teacher at school are making his life even more difficult. One day, while he is in the basement of his apartment building, Adam spies something in the dark. It’s Abulele—a furry monster that only appears to special children who need its help.
At first Adam is afraid of Abulele, but soon he realizes that the monster wants to help him outsmart the tormenters at school and improve his relationship with his parents. When Adam finds out that agents from Special Forces are trying to capture Abulele, he puts his grief aside to ensure Abulele’s safe return to his monster family. Along the way, Adam learns that when you lose someone, that person’s love stays behind to comfort you.
HOW WE HANDLE SUBTITLES
To enhance our young viewer’s appreciation of foreign-language films, we have readers red the subtitles aloud. We play the readings through individual headsets.