12/16/2014 09:06 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Brad Pitt Brings The Kids To 'Unbroken' Premiere While Angelina Sits Out With Chicken Pox

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With Angelina Jolie at home likely trying to resist the urge to scratch her chicken pox, Brad Pitt and several members of the Jolie-Pitt brood attended the Los Angeles premiere of "Unbroken" in the director's absence.

Monday night was a formal family affair for Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, and Shiloh, 8, who suited up for the occasion. Also in attendance were the actor's parents, Jane and William Pitt.

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In an interview with E! News, Jolie explained that she wanted her children to see "Unbroken" despite its mature subject matter.

"It's [rated] PG-13. My boys -- one is 13, one is 11 but he's a mature 11 -- will see it, but I think I might actually show my younger children. I think they could handle it because they understand film," she explained. "They know the difference of what is real and what isn't, because it's heavy for [kids] under 13. But they all knew Louis [Zamperini]. They want to see it because it's Louis."

"Unbroken" tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic athlete who fought in World War ll and, after surviving a plane crash, spent 47 days drifting on a raft before he was captured by Japanese forces.



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