Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Thoughtful, charming, whimsical film has mature moments.

R 2001 122 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 2+
I think this Movie is Ok for all Age Groups.

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Great messages
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age 11+

A sweet, good-hearted, magical film. Don't be scared by the quick montage of ...s-e-x.

For all that Common Sense gets right this one is a bungle. Both in the official review and the parents' assessment. A key for parents to know is while this film is rated R in the USA, it was rated for all ages in France. Rated for 7 year olds in much of Europe and even our neighbors to the north rated it suitable for 14 year olds. This film has so much joy and fun and love in it that it is a sad shame if you are depriving your tween being a part of it because of very quick (and actually funny) orgasm montage. We actually consciously made this film the first film our daughter saw with any nudity or sex. We talked about it ahead of time and the moment passes in a flash. I was glad we, her parents, were in control of that moment and also glad it was a film so full of happiness as this one. Yes, a character works in a sex shop but that was not really noticed by her as an almost 11 year old. As I've used Common Sense Media over the years I've been grateful for it. Most of the reviews come within striking distance of having appropriate recommendations. Then I occasionally remember this one and check back and just shake my head. Oh, and a bonus, if you're kid hasn't done subtitles before this is a great one to show them!

This title has:

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Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

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