Cinderella (2021)

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Musical fairy tale about following dreams has risqué jokes.

PG 2022 113 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 11+

Wanted to love it, left feeling disappointed

I’m shocked that no other parents are mentioning the highlighted line in their version of “What a Man” where the young ladies sing “I want to have his baby” about the prince. In what world is that an appropriate subject matter for 5,6,7,8, 9 year olds?! I wanted to love it for its feminist undertone and LGBTQ+ inclusivity, but in some ways it really just missed the mark there - and I certainly wouldn’t recommend it for under 10 year olds due to some of the sex-related themes. I trusted common sense media’s opinion here and now my 7y/o is fascinated with that particular line and will no doubt be discussing it with friends at school tomorrow. Has forced me into a conversation with her about it that I would have much preferred to wait a couple years at least to have. So unnecessary to include here, very disappointed. Also a heads up for anyone thinking about buying the soundtrack, the remixed version of “Dream Girl” has the word “Damn” in the lyrics very obviously placed. Why not just let it be a fun, inclusive kids movie without these weirdly sexual themes and “I want to have his baby” topics?!?

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
7 people found this helpful.
age 13+


This movie was so well done it’s a shame they had to ruin it. There are three (yes three) flippant/crude references to having children through sex. “Except for the disgusting act of having children with you”; “I wanna have your baby”; don’t remember the third. Totally unnecessary. Also the feminist themes were NAUSEATING. The general casualness and lack of respect is not admirable in my opinion. We’ve lost something special. Also the unrefined language also disturbed me. No real cursing, but still. Lastly, the obviously trans fairy “gdmother” ... nough said. We’ve lost the innocence of princess movies. Sad.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
6 people found this helpful.

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