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Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back)

By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Less-than-stellar Peanuts gang adventure.

Movie G 1980 76 minutes
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age 5+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 5+

Bon Voyage Charlie (And Don't Come Back!!) Movie Review By Logan Strohl

One of the funniest Peanuts movies out there. It was the also first Peanuts movie that we see and hear adults talk on screen. Story is great and so is everything else in it. Perfect for the whole family and Peanuts fans as well.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 7+

This movie is very good.

(Written by 8yo boy) - Not a typical Charlie Brown movie. It has action, danger, and some scenes are funny. I've always been a fan of Peanuts - it's a good series. And this lives up to all of the shows. I really liked the story.

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Rural France has never seemed more threatening than when seen through the eyes of Charlie Brown and friends in this peculiar feature length film. This is a xenophobe's vision of rural France, a story that won't reassure younger viewers about life abroad. Older kids may not find it very entertaining.

There are some funny moments here, especially when Marcy prattles on in what appears to be highly colloquial French. Unfortunately for the audience, her dialogue isn't subtitled, so kids may have a hard time understanding her. Peppermint Patty's misunderstanding of Pierre's interest is amusing, too. Snoopy turns up in various crowd-pleasing disguises, as well, but the story remains too strange and scary for its intended audience.

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