Heidi (2015)

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Enjoyable, beautiful, warmhearted remake of classic tale.

NR 2015 111 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 6+

Picturesque and heart warming

My 5 year old really struggled with the themes of abandonment and home sickness and needed lots of reassuring throughout this film. She cried and shouted with tears of anger, but then also relief and happiness! My 6 year old was very distressed at the goat slaughter, but coped fine with the rest. My 8 year old took it all in her stride and really enjoyed it. I loved the book as a child and remember the TV series, just about. The film is good and covers the main aspects of the story, but fails to get the amazing descriptiveness of the environments and the foods, the sights and the smells, the friendships and the emotions anywhere near the book. Which is to be expected. It's still beautiful though - worth a watch!

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age 7+

Adults and kids enjoyed greatly

We were pleasantly surprised at the warmth and beauty of this movie. Adults had seen the Shirley Temple version and were uncertain we would enjoy this one. We felt the story was beautifully told and shown. Good role models of friendships and intergenerational love. Some characters are overly simplistic or stereotypical, but that works for children. We watched dubbed version which was occasionally distracting but overall done very well.

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