Charming

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Animated fairy tale with a twist has some scary scenes.

NR 2021 85 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 18+

Absolute Garbage

The other ratings mentioning how little sense this movie makes, the harmful stereotypes, the absolute lack of depth, the number of times they show a male character kissing a sleeping female character, and the truly bizarre cannibalistic scenes are all true. It’s concerning in many ways but, after watching more than an hour of this questionable trash, the clincher came when the main male character tried to commit suicidal after learning his true love didn’t love him back. It even goes as far as putting a noose around his neck and having a seemingly normal conversation with his executioner. There are so many layers of disturbing sociopathy in this one scene I can hardly fathom how this movie made it to screen. We had a conversations about mental health, misogyny, consent, and control tactics, and I had to name “suicide ideology” for my 5 year old. She later asked me other ways people try to kill themselves. Really producers?!! This garbage? Of all the stories you could tell? This movie should be pulled off screens immediately.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 14+

A bit wierd

I only watched the first quarter of the movie and already: as others have mentioned, there's a portrait of the prince nearly nude, prince looking at a woman's chest, and some sexual gestures indicating masturbation that I noticed. Not preferable for ages 20+ even, in my case.. definitely not the type of "Kid" movie I'd want to normalize.

This title has:

Too much sex

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