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Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

By Jelani Harper, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet sequel has plenty of laughs for kids and parents.

Movie G 2002 73 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 3+

Dreams do come true!

Cinderella 2 is an amazing movie where there are 3 different stories about how dreams come true, and I don't have a lot to say because this is a dream movie for disney.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 2+

Didn't you ever wonder, what happened after "Happily Ever After?"

Small children may identify more with the small creatures than with the more grown-up Cinderella, but in this sequel, those creatures are irresistible, and the 3 stories are sweet as the filmmakers try to nudge Cinderella ever-so-slightly into her Ever After life. When I was really little, I was frustrated that every fairy tale ended at the wedding. I think it's fun that for once, we get the next chapter.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (8 ):

As with any Disney release, the stories are filled with upstanding moral values encouraging individuality and strength of character in situations where it's not always easy. There are several gratuitous singing numbers and plenty of laughs to keep the whole family entertained. But it's the mice -- especially Jack, who ventures forth as a human at one point -- who are the true stars here, and kids will mimic them for their memorable one-liners and unmistakable voices.

What the film lacks in terms of drama as compared to the original (the sense of urgency and purpose found in the singular plot of the latter isn't attempted here) it more than makes up for in terms of charm. The princess is every bit as pleasing (especially to her tiny friends) and humble as you would expect after her well-known rags to riches story, while her fairy Godmother is just as wonderfully benevolent and bumbling as audiences remember. Despite failing to break new ground in terms of its storyline, Cinderella II ultimately wins by breathing new life and substance into several classic characters of fairy tale past.

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