An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars

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

age 6+

Sweet, inspiring tale about a girl reaching for her dreams.

NR 2012 94 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 5+

Surprisingly racist

The main character does a reading comprehension exercise about how it's "not healthy for children to live in India". There is no examination / discussion; it's just taken as fact by the characters. Hard pass.
age 5+

Very sweet movie

I let my 6-year-old and my 11-year-old watch this, and I watched it myself. It was a sweet story, and I think the girls enjoyed it too! There was nothing wrong with it in a way young kids couldn't see it.

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