Parents' Guide to

An Easter Bunny Puppy

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Kids looking for cute Easter tale will be disappointed.

Movie NR 2013 90 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 6+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+

Are you kidding me?

This movie is not suitable for humans of any age. It doesn’t even deserve 1 star. Without a doubt, the worst thing I have ever seen. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the dog or Easter. I’m not sure what it WAS supposed to be about, and judging from description, neither was the writer, producer, and director. I have honestly seen better acting at my grandchildren’s preschool Christmas pageant. Someone should be paying me for my pain and suffering. And, NO, I didn’t watch it until the end. Absolutely NO redeeming qualities. Should be used against our enemies. Guaranteed to crack even the toughest POWs
age 8+

Don't trust the cover

My 3-year old chose this DVD at our library, and it looked innocent and cute enough, featuring a puppy wearing bunny ears. The writeup on the back of the package sounds innocent enough, just mentioning that the story is about an "adorable puppy [wanting] to be the Easter bunny this year." It's all lies! The "movie" is a low-budget piece of garbage featuring adult themes, and my child is very confused about what happened to the Easter puppy movie that was promised. We watched it until about halfway through, hoping that things would change, but they didn't.

Is It Any Good?

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It's helpful when watching this mediocre mess of a movie to consult the five stages of grief. Denial: No way is this a movie called An Easter Bunny Puppy that doesn't even feature the cute dog on the cover, but some other dog you now can't possibly care about as much. Anger: What about the poor children who wanted to see An Easter Bunny Puppy only to be be served this joyless wonder?! Depression: I'll never trust a movie cover again. Bargaining: If, by some miracle, that cute puppy on the cover shows up and delivers Easter eggs, I'll only use organic, cage-free eggs for the rest of my life. Acceptance: Hey, at least there's a 10-minute scene where they dye some eggs.

If your kid picks this movie out based on the cover, he or she will likely be very confused and disappointed. However, if you wanted to simply start up this movie while hiding the cover art, they might like the "other dog," and the random filler scenes of babbling brooks, oceans, and sunsets that are totally irrelevant to the plot. Parents will marvel at this hilarious experiment in film-making, and find it extremely irritating or delightfully so-bad-it's-good, assuming you have 90 minutes to find out. (You may want to read more about this director, who has pulled this before with A Christmas Puppy.) You could, on the other hand, use this experience as an attempt to teach your child about the concept of camp in filmmaking.

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