Alice Upside Down

Movie review by Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

New-girl story with appealing Disney cast.

NR 2008 90 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 8+


This movie had its moments- moments where I thought it was flowing really nicely, and becoming interesting, and then being with moments when I thought it was extremely cheesy and odd. It was slightly predictable, but it got its point across pretty well, I feel. If it weren't for Alyson Stoner staring in this movie- I probably wouldn't have watched it (I'm biased because she's Isabella...I mean, come on!) :P Anyway, it was slightly funny, and just a mediocre production that I'll probably forget about it two weeks.
age 9+
Fans of Disney will recognize many of the people in the film. Fans of the book series might enjoy this movie version although the books were, I think, far better. The death of Alice's mother is a heavy topic throughout the movie.

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