Buttons: A Christmas Tale

Movie review by Stephanie Myers, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Holiday-themed musical is both gloomy and heartwarming.

PG 2018 115 minutes

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age 13+

Scary and Heartbreaking

We really wanted to like this movie,…but it was terribly heartbreaking for our children to watch. First, the dad passes away. Mom loses their home and has to work in a mill, which ultimately makes her sick and she also dies. This leaves the daughter working in the mill as an orphan. There, she’s bullied and humiliated, causing her to run away. Later in the movie, trying to escape the mill keeper that’s after her, she falls through ice and drowns. This scene is very graphic and drawn out! Her “Guardian Angel” ends up grabbing her out of it, but by then the damage to the viewer is done. What a horribly, depressing Christmas movie….

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