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Bratz: The Video: Starrin' & Stylin'

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Teen dolls pose, pout, and shop in weak prom story.

Movie NR 2004 59 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Great presentation of the Bratz!

I don't get why so many parents complain about Bratz. I think they're good role models. They have more realistic clothes than barbie and they just know how to have fun, it's nothing wrong with that! And they do value friendship. Anyway, back to the movie here. It's a cute and innocent presentation of the Bratz, which I think was the purpose. I wish the other movies could have been handdrawned like this. There is a clip where they're filming each other and tell about themselves. And the storyline is pretty much how they're getting ready for the prom and going through they're everyday life, with shopping, beach-time, slumber parties and school. The movie is only like an hour long, so not a too complex story, but there's still some drama in it. Again, it's a nice little introduction to the Bratz. If you have a little girl who you want to get into the Bratz dolls, this is a perfect movie to start with! :)

Is It Any Good?

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The animation is simplistic (the Bratz have no noses in this early effort); characters are almost interchangeable; and the story is uninspired and generic. There's very little plot and much of the time is spent on visual images of the Bratz in various outfits and poses while shopping in a mall, getting ready for the prom, and visiting a spa.

Taking advantage of many girls' developing interest in fashion, makeup, and style, Bratz movies are simply a hard-sell, skin-deep marketing tool. Later Bratz DVDs include confusing stories with some scary villains, dark magic, and danger. Starrin' & Stylin' is only mildly offensive in comparison.

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