I don't have any kids, but I'm not sure this is a movie I'd show to children. I watched this with my mom, and she absolutely hated it. It really seems as though it's written by a 6 year old. The main actor seemed a bit old for his tantrums. I think the movie captures the naive violence and emotional outbursts of very young children, but it ends up pretty joyless, unlike the book. Picture books can be turned into enjoyable full length movies, but this one wasn't.