The Five

Theatrical Release: May 18, 2010
DVD Release: May 18, 2010
The Five


“Be careful what you wish for.” “The Five” is a story of five young friends who are magically transported from their suburban lives into the strange realm of their favorite fantasy book. Together, they must unlock their connections to the book and confront an invisible dark force in order to return back home. The story is ultimately about friendship, family and learning to cope with the difficult changes in life.

Dove Review

Five Children are brought together by circumstances with the help of their favorite fantasy book. Marcus and Malia’s father died in the war, Jackson and Addie’s parents are divorced, and Renee’s parents are in Europe. But now Addie and Jackson’s dad is married to Marcus and Malia’s Mom. The four of them share some resentful feelings and wish life was the way it used to be. With help from Renee and the insights from the author of their favorite book, they find some answers that will influence all their lives.

Many children have a hard time coping with divorce or even the death of a parent. This story may help them deal with these issues. This is an amazing tale that teaches the viewer that sometimes the past is not the place to focus on if you want to live peacefully in the present. “The Five” is awarded the Dove ‘Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over due to the tough topics of this moving film.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Sword fights with dark force; couple argues.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Girl in tank top; mother in bathtub but only bare shoulders are seen.
Other: Death of a parent; divorce in family; fantasy travel, fighting dark spirits.


Company: My Brother the Monster, LLC
Director: David Yasuda
Producer: Mike and Nancy Larned
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 80 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe