Parents' Guide to

Bratz: The Movie

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Material girls in immaterial comedy for tweens.

Movie PG 2007 99 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 7+

Cheesy and Funny

The scene where the younger brother hops into the swimming pool fully dressed to impress the girls his sister's age is funny.
age 4+


Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (42):

Bratz could be seen as a PG alternative for those whose children are too young to see Mean Girls. It's designed as a live-action adaptation of a product line of vampish, high-fashion dolls with outlandish fashion accessories, spun off into coloring books, CDs, and a CGI TV series.

Parents (and psychologists) have had their own issues with the dolls' unrealistic proportions and sexualized clothing, but there are issues other moviegoers will have as well. Bratz steals directly from Mean Girls, showing the severe peer pressure that forces girls to try to fit in and be popular. At least this clone, pitched to a younger (doll-buying) tween age group, took out the Lindsay Lohan movie's objectionable language, sex, and alcohol references, while delivering the same self-affirming morals. It gets grudging points on that count.

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