Cadet Kelly

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Wholesome Hilary Duff movie has simple, positive messages.

NR 2005 101 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 8+
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I found "Kelly" to be very unpleasant, she continuously talked back and was very rude to her superiors, and complained about the military school she was attending wasn't unique and individual. She broke dress code and talked back quite often. I found it disturbing,that she had no understanding of why rules could possibly ever be imported. She acted in such a way, I can only assume she was never disciplined a day in her life, and in the end, I don't believe she ever learned. I believe young children may enjoy this movie but I, for one did not.

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