Parents' Guide to

Christmas Cupid

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Modern spin on Christmas Carol too mature for tweens.

Movie NR 2011 85 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 18+


I hate this movie it is downright sexist for sloane to have Patrick in her life so she could change her ways when she could just do that herself and also sexist and pathetic for Patrick to get back together with her after simply looking at a photo eventhough she left him years ago and broke his heart by saying yes to Andrews proposal while on he date with Patrick and honestly the dude has self respect issues.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Not a family movie

I don't bunderstand how this could be on the Family channel when the in the first few minutes there is drinking, talk about sex, and inappropriate language. This is not a family movie at all and the network should be asshamed for naming it as such.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (5):

It's doubtful that Charles Dickens envisioned anything quite like CHRISTMAS CUPID when he penned the classic A Christmas Carol. But this movie attempts to put a fresh spin on a beloved story of self-reflection and reparation. Sloane isn't as despicable a character as Ebenezer Scrooge, to be sure, but she has managed to ostracize nearly everyone she cares about in her quest for anything bigger and better, and the lessons she learns are no less painful than Scrooge's. There aren't any surprises in the course this story takes, but it does work in some positive messages about the importance of valuing family and friends.

But this isn't exactly a Christmas story for the whole family, since it has its fair share of mature content -- like drinking, cursing ("hell," "damn," "ass," and the like), and sexy talk and kissing. Teens won't have trouble taking this stuff in stride, but it's too much for tweens, sending iffy messages about responsible behavior. As for adults, they might be charmed by the story if they keep an open mind, but there's certainly nothing classic about this predictable tale.

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