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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Spunky tree's adventures are filled with festive messages.

Movie NR 2016 43 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

Scary scenes and not much pay off at the end

This title has:

Too much violence
age 18+

what is this

what is this albert from flamingo this is so trash

This title has:

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

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (2):

This sweet, funny tale is brimming with Christmas spirit and kid-friendly themes about following your dreams and persevering through challenges. Albert is everyone's favorite kind of hero; he's realistically imperfect, happily optimistic, and totally OK with who he is, even when others try to make him feel badly about himself. That, plus the loyalty of his best friend, sees him through the roadblocks that threaten his reaching his goal.

Albert's animation blends CGI and stop-motion into a production that's a treat to watch, bringing to vibrant life all sorts of plants and assigning them hilarious personalities. Besides plucky Albert, viewers will especially love the sardonic tagalong Gene and his underground community of weed friends who band together to help the travelers in a pinch. As for Christmas sentiments, it's hard to beat Albert's final gesture of kindness and the message it sends about family, friends, and sharing joy to receive it.

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