A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Entertaining tween fairy tale has obvious happy ever after.

PG 2011 85 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 15+

Disappointing, not for young or tween aged girls

My 7-year old daughter and I chose this movie on Netflix. It looked cute and we also enjoy movies with singing. After watching it for about 30 minutes, I felt uneasy about the values it was portraying. Aside from some language, I felt very uncomfortable with how the movie placed so much value on the outside appearance and encouraged girls to be a sexual object. On the positive side, we liked the music we heard in the first 30 minutes, but it didn't make up for the cattiness and sexual innuendos.
age 13+

Should've been rated PG-13.

In the first scene they use the word swear, later into the film the main character says "bitch", then not too long after that the main character is locked out of the house by her little brother and then her crush says "A gift a god" this movie is way too suggestive and inappropriate for young children, don't even bother watching it in any case.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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