Parents' Guide to

Cloud 9

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Positive role models, engaging story mark Disney winner.

Movie G 2014 87 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 7+


It’s great I could watch it again
age 7+

So great

it was realy good but just a little sex refference.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (18 ):

CLOUD 9 tells a great underdog story, pitting a ragtag team of overlooked hopefuls against a pompous group of favorites with questionable ethics. With each new hurdle Kayla and her friends have to overcome, you want even more to root for their success, both when they're on the half-pipe and, in the case of Will and Kayla, in each other's company. This being a clean-cut Disney movie, it's not hard to guess where the plot is headed, but the story is so neatly designed that doesn't take any of the enjoyment out of it. Factor in some pretty sweet high-flying stunts, and this is sure to be an all-around hit with kids.

Adults will take a particular liking to how Kayla's predicament plays out, starting with her parents' insistence that she (gasp!) take hands-on responsibility for her poor judgment and following with how the experience changes her priorities. Strong parental role models aren't always part of tween-targeted movies, but they are in this case; even if kids don't pick up on the finer details of this plot point, it still ties in nicely with the overall themes about good character and high personal standards.

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