Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar

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

age 5+

Trading places fantasy is fun (marketing) for little girls.

NR 2012 76 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 12+
this movie is the best movie i've ever watched. im a 40 year old man with hepatitis and this is the only thing keeping me going. i loveee this movie 10/10 :D

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 5+

Great Musical Animation Film

Hahahahahahahahaha this movies makes me giggle. YAYAYAYAY when ever I’m having those lonely nights the pop star and the princess get me out of my bed and I start dancing in the dark. I think to myself “will I ever be a popstar or a princess or maybe even both?” This film of wonders has taught me to follow my dreams and be my self when ever I’m in the dark. I need to just KEEP ON DANCING with the sisters. this is my fav movie i even broke my foot danceing cause i tripped and fell

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism

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