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Casper Meets Wendy

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Hilary Duff's silly spook-fest is good tween fun.

Movie PG 1998 94 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 5+

Very Special Effects for this combined live action/animated adventure. The whole family will love it!

Casper is a great role model as everyone's favorite friendly ghost. I really suggest you watch this must-see spooktacular adventure. My Rating: PG for scary sequences, mild language, and some thematic elements.
age 9+


The script seems written by high school students. It's witless, sexual assault is played for laughs, and my eight-year-old (who isn't bothered by the flirting in Descendants) was cringing and uncomfortable with the "flirting."

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

A lot of Halloween stories are too scary for younger kids, filled with realistic violence or too much intensity; for them, consider the more friendly CASPER MEETS WENDY. It's a movie that's as innocent as the two main characters and full of more silly moments than scary ones. While the plot seems to borrow from everything from Men in Black to Harry Potter, it's still a crazy campy delight that's generous with the puns and silly sight gags.

George Hamilton plays the evil warlock with comic perfection, and kids who like the sillier moments in the Harry Potter or Sabrina the Teenage Witch will love this. But silliness aside, sensitive kids may still have a tough time when Wendy's in danger near the end.

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