Alabama Moon

Theatrical Release: March 18, 2011
DVD Release: May 17, 2011
Alabama Moon


Eleven -year-old Moon Blake has spent most of his life hiding out in the forest of Alabama with his father, an anti-government radical who trusts no one, but Moon’s life suddenly changes when his father dies. Knowing only what he learned from his father, Moon makes his way to Alaska. In the path of civilization, Moon quickly lands himself in a reform school when he meets the mean-spirited Constable Sanders. Determined to get to Alaska, he and his new friends escape from the school and outwit Constable Sanders along the way. “Alabama Moon” is a classic kids film (based on the novel by Watt Key), complete with adventure and survival that most kids dream about.

Dove Review

This is a story of a young boy that has been living in the woods for a long time with his father. When his father suddenly dies, Moon tries to live as his father had taught him. But along the way he finds out that not everything his Pappy had taught him was right.

As the drama plays out, Moon finds that friends are a good thing to have and it is okay to trust others. It is an interesting tale of adventure and heartwarming friendship. We gladly award the Dove “Family-Approved” 12+ Seal to this film.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: H-3; D-2; A-3
Violence: Man falls and breaks his leg; bloody bandages on leg; boy with guns; two boys fight; boy hits other in the private area; character steals a bus; bullying by constable and another boy; constable puts a dog collar and leash on boy.
Drugs: Young boy takes medication.
Nudity: Young boy takes shower and only upper chest is shown.
Other: Character lives in the woods and tells young boy that the government and other people are bad; death of character's father and friend; character runs away from detention center; constable takes bids; constable makes bigoted statements.