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09/08/2014 02:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

8 Surprisingly Wise Lessons From Kids In Film

"Young" and "naive" are often descriptions of children in film. But sometimes it takes a child's fresh take on the world to change an adult's perspective.

Here are eight gems from our favorite young characters that can be appreciated at any age:

Matilda, "Matilda" (1996)

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Hushpuppy, "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" (2012)

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Chrissy, "Now And Then" (1995)

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Benny, "The Sandlot" (1993)

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Ray, "Jerry Maguire" (1996)

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Kevin, "Home Alone 2: Lost In New York" (1992)

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Elliott, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982)

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Christopher Jr., "The Pursuit Of Happyness" (2006)

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