Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – Comprehensive Review

Transfiguring Adoption’s Overview:

The much anticipated close to the (reportedly) final trilogy for the Star Wars franchise has finally arrived. With all of the buzz for old and young fans alike you would have to be living on Ahch-To have not heard about Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. This movie promises to be the movie of the season and will probably break several records on opening weekend and through the holiday season.

Parents should note that in spite of the franchise often catering to the imaginations of little ones that this film is PG-13, and for great reason. This film should probably be screened by a parent before a child younger than 13 watches this one. I know that’s probably hard as there are many young Padawan that want to see Rey, Finn, Poe, and BB-8 through to the end but there are some very violent and emotional scenes in this film that would be difficult for children whether they have experienced traumatic losses from time in foster care or not. However, if you are the caregiver to a teen and wish to watch the film with them and talk after this could be a great film to …

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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 galavanting 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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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 galavanting around conventions concerning all things nerd and geekery.

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