Miss Pere­grine’s Home For Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren

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It is this theme of not only ac­cept­ing our dif­fer­ences but tak­ing pride in them that res­onated most with the film­mak­ers. It’s a twoword mis­sion state­ment that it’s cool—and even nec­es­sary—to be dif­fer­ent.

What makes the young Pe­cu­liars dif­fer­ent is also what makes them able, strong and spe­cial. Miss Pere­grine’s Home pro­vides a safe haven from the out­side world, which can­not com­pre­hend or deal with the Pe­cu­liars’ spe­cial abil­i­ties. It’s also a refuge from their pow­er­ful en­e­mies.

Each child has a unique pe­cu­liar­ity, in­clud­ing lev­i­ta­tion, fire-ma­nip­u­la­tion and su­per-strength. The Pe­cu­liars’ ca­pa­bil­i­ties are not lim­it­less, and these young peo­ple are bound by most of the things we non-Pe­cu­liars are. “They just dis­cover some cre­ative uses for their abil­i­ties in cer­tain sit­u­a­tions,” says ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Derek Frey.

“These chil­dren would be seen as freaks and would be per­se­cuted in the out­side world,” notes Eva Green, who por­trays Miss Pere­grine. “In the re­mote is­land where they live and thrive, their ‘strange­ness’ is cel­e­brated as some­thing spe­cial and beau­ti­ful.”

Clas­si­fi­ca­tion 12A

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