A Charlie Brown Valentine

Movie review by
Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Charlie Brown looks for love in these classic cartoons.
  • NR
  • 2010
  • 50 minutes

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

Intends to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

Friendship, love.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Adults appear only in the wah-wah voices that come from off-screen. But among the Peanuts gang, Snoopy is a dedicated writer, waking up in the middle of the night to write love poems. Schroeder is dedication incarnate -- only glancing up from his piano only when he must. Some of the gang is less than kind. Charlie Brown travels far and wide to meet a girl that he has seen on TV and has fallen in love with.

Violence & Scariness

Lucy yells at people and punches Linus.

Sexy Stuff

Some mild flirting and pining.

Language

Some name-calling of the "blockhead" variety.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that love is on the lips of the Peanuts gang in these two Valentine cartoons. Charlie Brown is so focused on the objects of his affection, that he can concentrate on nothing else.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3 and 6 year old Written byTTU03Grad March 4, 2011

Great for everyone

Sweet and innocent. :)
Kid, 10 years old December 20, 2011

Fine Clip

Ages 5-16 and Families
Kid, 12 years old December 31, 2010

What's the story?

Valentine's Day is approaching in A CHARLIE BROWN VALENTINE, and the Peanuts gang is discussing what they will write on their Valentine cards -- and more importantly, who they will give them to. Charlie Brown only has eyes for the Little Red Haired Girl. Finally screwing up the courage to ask her to the Valentine's dance, Charlie gets a surprise. In the episode called "Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown," our lonesome hero spots a girl on TV whom he has got to meet. He enrolls Linus to search high and low for her, and the two boys find that not everything goes as planned.

Is it any good?

There are classic moments in these cartoons that Peanuts fans will enjoy. Who else but Charlie Brown would open his vulnerable soul to sharp-tongued Lucy the psychiatrist? Snoopy's valentines are hilarious, and Sally eggs on Linus to a breaking point. But viewers aching for some real Peanuts atmosphere might appreciate the other Peanuts animated offerings more: this movie is light on Snoopy's suave antics and heavy on Charlie Brown's neurosis.

However, those sensitive souls who relate to Charlie Brown's "deepest, darkest loneliness," will appreciate how he cons his friends into helping him talk to cute girls. As always, Charles Schulz's cast of characters are as frank as real children and as wise as adults. In total, these episodes represent a sweet study on the nature of unrequited childhood love.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about crushes. Sally keeps calling Linus her "sweet Baboo." Linus yells in exasperation, "I am NOT your sweet Baboo!" How are we effected by unwanted affections?

  • Charlie Brown sees a beautiful girl on TV and travels far and wide to find her. If you were Linus, would you help him find that girl, or would you walk away? What is it about people on TV that can make them seem so appealing?

  • Charlie Brown and Sally watch good amount of TV, whereas in Lucy and Linus's house, they read or play outside. What are rules about watching TV in your house? Here are some tips about how to create a healthy media diet for your family.

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