Beauty and the Beast

Movie review by Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.

G 1991 90 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 68 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 103 reviews

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age 8+

Stockholm syndrome; Gaston's behavior is pretty rapey

This movie didn't age well. If you want to start some good discussions with your kids about consent, look no further than Gaston, who breaks into Beauty's house, chases her around, pushes her against a wall, and tries to force himself on her until she agrees to marry him. Disney has a knack for making villains so deplorable that you won't mind when they're killed off (spoiler), but this is a movie about toxic masculinity and Stockholm syndrome (falling in love with your kidnapper), and it should get shelved. The little teacup is cute, though.
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