Bratz: Kidz Sleepover Adventure

Movie review by
Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
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Bratz doll version of a scarefest; little kids, beware!
  • G
  • 2007
  • 72 minutes

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

Parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational value

Intended as entertainment, not to inform.

Positive messages

A few minor attempts to deliver well-worn messages: "Be careful what you wish for" and "It's better to give than receive."

Positive role models & representations

The Bratz girls are feisty, resourceful, and enthusiastic; however, in this episode they clearly defy parental authority over and over again with no consequences. Adults are portrayed as naive and much too trusting. Teen Bratz wear heavy makeup, spiked heels, skimpy clothing. Ethnic diversity is an integral part of this franchise, still some of the behavior and dialects are stereotypical.

Violence & scariness

Lots of images and sounds that might be too scary for younger or more sensitive kids: cackling laughter, cartoonish monsters, a child is sucked into a mirror and can't get out, multiple devilish clowns, a little girl's world disappears and leaves her alone in a ghostly setting, an endless roller coaster ride in which a child is terrified, a trip through what may be a haunted mansion complete with spiders, noises, eerie photos, screaming, and monsters.

Sexy stuff

Teen Bratz appear sexualized in heavy makeup, spiked heels, and skimpy clothing.

Language
Consumerism

The movie is a key marketing tool in the vast Bratz franchise.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's lots of scary stuff in Bratz: Kidz Sleepover Adventure -- a series of spooky ghost stories and tales of the girls in dangerous cartoon predicaments (i.e., haunted house, careening roller coaster, cackling clowns, and monsters). The Bratz Kids go unpunished for breaking rules and disobeying parents. There's less focus on fashion and makeup in this feature (except for the heavily made-up teen characters), but there seems to be a general disregard for younger kids' fears and most kids' expectations of stories that make sense and are clearly resolved.

User Reviews

Adult Written byCastielFan December 4, 2016

Negative Message

Scary for little Children its This is the kids version of Supernatural There some scenes are little bit to scary BBFC WHY YOU GIVE THIS A U RATING PARENTS STA...
Teen, 16 years old Written bykat2334343 December 16, 2013

the biggest crap ever

this movie make no since. i am 16 and cannot understand this movie at all. put a 5 year old down there and dont tell me they understand a single thing that just...
Kid, 10 years old March 3, 2013

bratz are the best

i think its soooo much better than barbies because i am a 100% sure. barbies suck and i bet u know it bratz have got the fashion and has a great moral art the e...

What's the story?

There's a new girl in town! As a way of getting acquainted, Ginger and her parents invite the Bratz kids for a sleepover. But at bedtime, instead of going to sleep, Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha, and Megan tell Ginger scary stories. We follow each girl on an imaginary adventure designed to frighten the little girl in grand sleepover tradition. It's a night of talking dogs, a spooky amusement park, monsters, clowns, and wild rides.

Is it any good?

A few humorous situations, a funny bad-mouth "insult dog," and some off-beat, twisted non-resolutions, may appeal to older kids and teens. But for the intended audience -- toy-buying little girls -- SLEEPOVER ADVENTURES may be too scary and too sophisticated. And an underlying message is that parents are gullible, unseeing, and powerless.

Finally, the premise of making a new friend and making her feel welcome is quickly forgotten after a night of terrifying her and forcing her to disobey her family's rules. It's doubtful that Ginger would ever want to see any of these Kidz again!

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the Bratz kids behave at Ginger's house. How do you behave when you visit someone's home? How do you expect other kids to act when they come to your house?

  • When a new boy or girl moves into your community or your school, what are some things you can do to make him or her feel welcome? Have you ever been the new kid? How did you feel?

  • Based on these adventures, do you think the parents of the Bratz Kids should trust what the girls tell them? Why or why not? Why is it important for parents to trust their kids?

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