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By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Wholesome, lightweight teen tale features tennis, romance.

Movie PG 2012 88 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Cute and uplifting

I thought this was a really cute movie. It's about a girl who is trying to figure out who she is and what's important to her. It's perfectly clean and wholesome. There's a small amount of kissing at the end but no make-out scenes or anything. It's a bit cheesy and a bit predictable, but worth watching, particularly for tweens or teens who like that kind of thing.

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Though well-intentioned, with clearly stated messages and values, 16-Love opts for one-dimensional characters and teen stereotypes instead of authentic, fully formed people.

The outcomes are never in doubt; some of the acting is amateurish; and it often feels like an extended commercial for Dunlop and other products associated with athletics. Still, Lindsey Shaw and Chandler Massey, are easy to root for; their performances are heartfelt and natural. There's plenty of innocent romance and just enough tennis to hold the audience's interest and keep the story moving.

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