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

age 5+

Sweet fairy-tale classic for little princes and princesses.

G 1950 74 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 67 reviews

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age 4+

She's not a damsel in distress!

Cinderella's not a "passive" damsel as people say. Don't let them brainwash you. Cinderella is a positive woman who stays optimistic even when she's depressed. She can't escape because she has no money, she's an orphan. How do you expect her to just up and leave? The prince did not "rescue" her from her not even dangerous situation, she went to the ball to be free and is actually independent.

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age 4+
Some distressing scenes of verbal and emotional abuse. Even though people see her as too passive, Cinderella is not a meek victim. She's a good role model as a positive, hard-working young woman who doesn't lose hope when faced with adversity and is not a doormat for her abusers (she disobeys her stepmother to go to the ball, and manages to escape from the attic when locked in).

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