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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Intends to entertain rather than educate.
Positive Role Models
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.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some mild flirting and pining.
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Some name-calling of the "blockhead" variety.
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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. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
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.
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