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Transfiguring Adoption awarded this movie 3 Hoots out of 5 based on how useful it will be for a foster/adoptive family. [Learn more about our Hoot grading system here]


Movie Info:

  • Rating: PG-13 (Some Language, Intense Violence/Action, Thematic Material)
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Runtime: 133 minutes
  • Studio: Marvel Studios

From the Cover of Black Widow (2021) by Marvel Studios:

“In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.”


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**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.


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Black Widow (2021) – Discussion Guide

Discussion Guide:

  1. Why did Yelena and Natasha seem to remember living in Ohio prior to 1995 so differently?
    Caregiver Note: While Yelena and Natasha had the same experiences living with Alexei and Melina they had very different ways of how they remember those experiences. While Natasha is quick to point out short-falls of their surrogate parents and how they weren’t a “real” family, Yelena points out that this was literally the only family she ever knew and that it was “real” for her. In the same way, children in the same sibling group may also frame memories differently based on their ages, emotional ages at the time of trauma, their resilience, and just how they personally react to instances of trauma. Because Natasha longs for a connection with her biological family and has experienced some bonding outside of the Black Widow Ops Program, it makes sense that Natasha would draw on these experiences and compare them. Much like Natasha, your teen may need help talking through these things and honoring their very valid emotions, good and bad, so caregivers should be prepared to engage in some hard talks of…

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About the Author: Rachael Rathe

Rachael B. Rathe is an East Tennessee native with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Child & Family Studies from The University of Tennessee Knoxville. She has worked in mental health since 2013 and in foster care/adoptions for a private provider agency since 2014. Rachael was inspired to work in the field after working with children and teens on a volunteer basis 2008 – 2013. Rachael’s ideal self-care day involves snuggling on a couch with her kitties (Tabitha, Fergus, and Rufus) while enjoying a good movie or book. She also enjoys galivanting around conventions concerning all things nerd and geekery.


**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.

 

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