Flora (Matilda Lawler) 10-year-old girl who’s obsessed with superheroes and comic books. She’s also dealing with the separation of her parents, romantic novelist Phyllis (Alyson Hannigan) and failed comic book writer George (Ben Schwartz).
As Flora starts to lose all hope of reuniting her family, she meets Ulysses, a squirrel with superpowers. As Ulysses and Flora explore his powers, Flora enlists the help of her mother, father and new neighbour, William (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth), who is mysteriously suffering from ‘hysterical blindness’.
Together they must save Ulysses from a squirrel-hating animal control officer (Danny Pudi), who’s determined to euthanise him. And Flora’s efforts to save Ulysses might just save her parents’ marriage too.
Family separation; death of a parent
Flora and Ulysses has some violence. For example:
- A man throws a barstool at Ulysses but misses.
- An animal control officer shoots tranquilisers at Ulysses, Flora and her father.
- Flora’s mother punches the animal control officer in the face.
Flora and Ulysses has some sexual references. For example:
- Flora’s mother is a romance novelist. Scenes show images of her books’ suggestive covers.
- Flora’s mother and father kiss.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
Flora and Ulysses shows some use of substances. For example, adults drink wine.
Nudity and sexual activity
Flora and Ulysses has no nudity and sexual activity.
The following products are displayed or used in Flora and Ulysses: a Apple desktop computer and a Nissan car.
Flora and Ulysses has no coarse language.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Flora & Ulysses is a comedy adventure about family separation, seen through the eyes of a comic book-loving, superhero-obsessed, 10-year-old girl.
This movie has wonderful performances and impressive animation, and it’s likely to be particularly appealing to children aged 8-13 years, as well as their parents. Because of its scary scenes and themes of family separation, the movie isn’t suitable for children under five years, and we recommend parental guidance up to eight years.
The main messages from Flora & Ulysses are about the importance of hope in times of struggle or sadness, as well as the importance of family and friendship.
Values in this Flora & Ulysses that you could reinforce with your children include accepting support when you feel alone.
Flora & Ulysses could also give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues like the risks and consequences of:
- driving with a revoked licence
- travelling in the boot of a car.