VeggieTales: Sweetpea Beauty
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that like other VeggieTales features, this movie has religious overtones. Sweetpea Beauty says: "My father taught me that God gave everything a purpose, but we can only see it if we look deeper than the way something, or someone, looks on the outside." These lessons might not be a fit for families who are not very religious.
What's the story?
There are two tales in this movie that have to do with finding inner beauty. "Snoodlerella" is a play on the Cinderella tale, where an awkward-looking Snoodlerella finds her inner worth with the help of a King. "Sweetpea Beauty" teaches the Queen that beauty comes from the inside, because "God whispers that you're beautiful."
Is it any good?
Fans of the VeggieTales series will appreciate that this movie focuses on girls, as opposed to the other more male-centered features. The focus on concepts of beauty and worth provide a message that swings to the tune of God loving all of "His creations."
Infusing fairy tales with a religious theme is a clever concept, which Christian viewers will appreciate. Though the idea of valuing inner beauty is a refreshing theme, non-religious viewers might find the references to God a bit heavy-handed. But the light-hearted rhymes and clever jokes make this movie fun for fans of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty -- plus the Seven Dwarfs, characterized by seven bouncing peas -- sure are adorable!
Explore, discuss, enjoy
Families can talk about how this movie discusses God and "His creations." How do you imagine God? Do you agree that God is a he?
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