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AGE
8
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Review this title!
Parent of a 8 and 8 year old Written bymom2twins March 30, 2012
AGE
8
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Upon reflection, it was pretty good

I've seen some of the mixed reviews of this movie, but I have to say that I and my 8-year-old daughters enjoyed this film. I'm always sensitive to the messages that a movie sends to girls, and I'm pleased that "Mirror Mirror" has a strong heroine, one who rises above adversity to become a wise leader. (The fact that she can hold her own in a sword fight is a plus.) I also was happy to see that there was a diverse cast (e.g. among the villagers and even with the "dwarves.") And while it may not be for all adults, the broad humor did elicit a fair amount of chuckles from the grown-ups with us in the theater.

What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 6 and 10 year old Written byTheReviewMom April 8, 2012
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6
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A Mom's Review

Just finished watching this.

Educational value: Kids learn that beauty isn't everything, but this film was not directed to be educational.
Positive Role Modelss: Snow White is courageous, while the queen is very greedy.
Violence: A few sword fights- nothing too bad
Sexy stuff: A few flirty jokes and a kiss at the end

This movie was a bit boring for me, but my 10 year old and six year old were pretty entertained(though I had bought them popcorn!)

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent of a 10, 11, and 13 year old Written bymjb1922 April 7, 2012
AGE
9
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get a popcorn refill during the beauty treatment

The queen gets a revolting "beauty" treatment that involves bird poop, snakes, and a variety of bugs which are put on her or that she eats - we (my 11 year old daughter & I) could have lived without seeing that. Otherwise movie has some funny moments & we liked how Snow White stood up for herself, the poor townspeople and the dwarves.

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Great role models
Parent Written bymamagee April 12, 2012
AGE
8
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Clean language and content, and enjoyable

I thought it was a wonderfully clever and entertaining movie. My husband and 2 other couples went to see it for a date, and we all really enjoyed it. Best of all, there wasn't a single curse word, or anything inappropriate--I'm so tired of movies that are intended for families, and have cursing in them. I'll never understand why most of the time, Hollywood throws curse words into movies, when it adds nothing to the story or entertainment. I was so pleasantly surprised.

Educator Written byProfessor Rebecca April 17, 2012
AGE
8
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Snow White Grows Up: Bring it On!

This was a sweet remake of the original, with a twist. Snow White grows up into a very smart, justice oriented young woman. The prince is quite lovely to look at, though I doubt the younger audience will appreciate him as much as the moms might. The special effects were very good. Interesting conversations might include women's desire to be ageless - it is starting earlier and earlier with our children, including boys.

Parent Written byWish1774 April 29, 2012
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13
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A Mothers Review

Okay,so I just say this movie with my 7 year old daughter. We were watching the movie, which wasent half bad. There was some drinking, and at one point the prince slapped Snow Whites butt. My daughter didnt say anything, but it kind of grossed me out. I would say it is a good movie for kids. But watch out for some scenes. Not a movie for kids that are imature. Hope this helped :)

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byRSS April 21, 2012
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

a tougher Snow White

I dislike misleading previews, I was very hesitant in watching the movie; fearing it would be too sexual. I was pleasantly surprised the movie did not push sexuality as much as I thought. The movie does have 2 passionate, long lasting kisses but I'm willing to forgive them considering the ending. What is great about this movie is the representation of the dwarf men. They are intelligent, strong, and humorous. They react to the injustice they faced by the town people. A good lesson for the audience to know, not to cast away those who are different. I do recommend this movie, but a warning...I did have a "nightmare" of the ending battle scene with the beast.

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Too much sex
Adult Written byashdoc April 20, 2012
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3
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Ashdoc's movie review---Mirror mirror

Its the story of snow white and the seven dwarfs---retold and remodelled for the modern era.....

.......Or so I assume.....

......Because I have totally forgotten the original fairy tale I liked during my school days , which my mother used to read out to me diligently in childhood .

And remodelling it for the modern era involves it being told to us by the villain herself---Snow white's step mother , who else.....

.....And the evil step mother is played by the ever green Julia Roberts.....

And so in never never land there is a king.....and he's a good king.....

And he has a beautiful daughter---with skin as white as snow and hair that is jet black.....in fact so white she is that she is called Snow white.....

Now wait a minute.....does this mean that whiter the skin more goodlooking the person is , in this politically correct era of ours---where black people are encouraged to be proud about their colour ??

Well , we have to remind ourselves that fairy tales were born in a different era and cant be changed for today---and any attempt to tweak a story too much will be a reason for failure if it deviates from the original too much....

But snow white's mother dies and the king marries Julia Roberts who sends him to the forest from where he does not return......

And Julia takes over the kingdom and misrules , keeping the people in dire poverty while she enjoys....

But the magic mirror she keeps does not hide the truth , and keeps warning her that there is a price to pay for her deeds---deeds which she does by making the mirror cast a spell on anyone she wants to ensnare.....

One day Snow white grows up to be eighteen and eager to see the world.....

......And when she goes out into the world she sees her people suffering.....

But never mind.....

When she goes out into the world she also meets the man of her dreams---a handsome prince of course.....

And she meets and befriends seven lovable dwarfs.....

And many hands make light work.....

In short when allies meet they can change the old and evil order.....

Doesn't matter that the evil step mother falls in love with the handsome prince too , and tries to marry him by casting another spell on him......

As the mirror warns her , its her last spell---and she has to pay the long accumulated price for her evil deeds.....

Time and tide are on Snow white's side....

That and youth and innocence and virginity and goodness of heart.....

In the fairy tales its always the fair and the good who win dont they.....

But before they win , we get to see a world of magic and dances in fairy tale ballrooms and handsome princes and lovely princesses and small adventures and demons and witches and potions and spells---all of which brings nostalgic memories of your childhood alive.....

.......A carefree childhood spent on your mother's lap listening to Grimm's fairy tales free from the worries of the world as only a child can be......

.....And all of it accentuated by modern special effects.....

Now why did the director have to ruin it all by ending the movie by making the actors dance a bollywood-like bhangra ??

Oh , he's an Indian and wanted to have some Indian touch to a Hollywood film......

Never mind again....

Its still a decent watch.....

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Parent Written byGlamourGirl26 May 21, 2012
AGE
7
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THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

there is a good message to stand up for your selves no matter how powerful the other person may be. Snow white and the seven dwarfs are positive role models because they stand up for the good. it only has a bit of violence but no blood at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Parent Written byCoolstyln April 22, 2012
AGE
8
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FABULOUSITY !

Gorgeous funny clever I LOVED IT !

What other families should know
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Great role models
Adult Written byTripleR April 14, 2012
AGE
13
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Could've been a funny, family film without "hidden" messages :/

I think this was SUCH an adorable and funny film! Entertained me and made me laugh :)
Warnings: it does have a few..."hidden" sensual jokes that made me a little uncomfortable. But should fly over little kids heads. The Prince is shown without a shirt a few times and the dresses on the women are pretty low. At one point the manservant is turned into a cockroach and claims to be "taken advantage of" by a grasshopper lol. There is quite a bit of magic, and "black/dark" magic. And the dragon (AMAZING special effects btw) is pretty intimidating.
Other than that and of course a kissing scene (Snowhite does sit in his lap) and a scene that could've been very iffy with the Queen and Prince, it was a funny, good film. My question: why put so much "hidden" stuff throughout??? Why can't it just be a funny, family film?!

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent Written byGracie's mom May 2, 2012
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5
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Better than I expected

It was cute, better than I expected. Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane were the stars of the show. The Prince and Snow White were somewhat forgettable. I enjoyed the dwarfs, but I felt they glorified thievery.

What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Parent Written byAmandamae333 August 9, 2012
AGE
10
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Not for young ones

I liked it a lot but my kids were engrossed in the kissing and terrified when the queen got her "treatment" which included visuals of bugs crawling all over her body.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byjrn June 13, 2012
AGE
8
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Great movie

Great movie. Funny and it appeals to kids, teens and adults.

What other families should know
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Parent Written byRikkitikki July 7, 2012
AGE
8
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Pleasantly surprised! Worth seeing for kids and adults!

I found this movie refreshing. Overall, it was a great movie - acting, costumes, and story. Well done!

I would highly recommend it as a fun movie to see (probably best for kids above 8 years of age although younger kids could see it to). I did not find anything objectionable in it. Very cleverly done.

What other families should know
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Great role models
Educator Written byKendra0202 May 6, 2012
AGE
7
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A nice addition to 'princess culture'

We took our 6-year-old princess-obsessed daughter to see this and it proved surprisingly appropriate. She seemed at the exact right age to talk about Snow White in a new way, as a strong girl who learns to care for herself and saves the prince/defeats the mean queen. We liked that Snow did start out as helpless but the dwarves helped her and taught her to fight. The actual swordplay is bloodless and campy; they win by capturing the enemy in a big net. there is a stare-down scene with the queen and she is undeniably evil, but we thought this was handled well while not compromising the story. The final scene is a Bollywood-style wedding; we downloaded the song and our daughter has been dancing to it ever since. She also requested a sword for her Snow White outfit, which we hadn't expected. We bought it, somewhat reluctantly, so we will see how that works itself out!

What other families should know
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Parent of a 11, 14, 16, and 18 year old Written byklords July 12, 2012
AGE
7
QUALITY
 

Fun and Funny

Very fun and very clean. Other than the monster at the end, there is nothing that would scare little ones.

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Parent of a 8 and 10 year old Written bySoftball mom August 16, 2012
AGE
5
QUALITY
 

Wow, this movie was so good! Snow White was perfectly cast. Lily Collins was charming and the story was exciting and funny with very cool special effects.

Very good movie!

Parent Written byJustjillin November 27, 2012
AGE
6
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Mirror Mirror A Good Time For The Whole Family

I loved this movie so much I did a video review of it over at amazon. While it doesn't get rave reviews from the most of the professional reviewers I thought that the move was one of the best I've seen lately.

Parent Written byConcernedParentABC September 24, 2012
AGE
8
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Terrific movie! Enjoyable for everyone in the family.

Terrific movie! Watched with wife and tweens for family movie night which is every Saturday at home. Script is fun, witty, and current. Julia Roberts is at her best. It's such a treat to find a really good fun comedy that's clean and enjoyable for everyone in the family.

What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models