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Angelina Ballerina: Dreams Do Come True

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet tale celebrates friends, family, positive messages.

Movie NR 2012 56 minutes
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This sweet story draws kids into Angelina's quandary and asks them to contemplate what they might do if faced with a similar situation. It also raises a lot of discussion points that parents can hash out with their kids. Do you have to be the best at something to be proud of your accomplishments? Can you be successful on a small stage? When is a sacrifice worth its price? Preschoolers won't recognize these plot intricacies, but older ones certainly will, and rest assured that Angelina's eventual decision has a heartwarming lesson of its own.

For the younger set, Angelina Ballerina: Dreams Do Come True offers a wealth of delightful characters, a number of lively songs, and a parade of strong relationships that reflect Angelina's values. What's more, she and her friends are great examples of how friendship can be strengthened by each person's individuality. Little kids might find the movie's format a bit confusing, since Angelina spends a lot of time recalling memories, and these scenes interfere with the flow of the current story's plot, but with your help, they should have no problem keeping up.

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