Dear Dumb Diary

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Books-inspired movie has great social messages for kids.

PG 2013 84 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 15+

Absolutely horrible message

This movie is PG rated and literally encourages the rounding up and banishment of people that are the 'perfect people of the world' (good looking). And people really think this sends a "good message"? What, a good message is encouraging children to hate and socially exile people that are born with good looks? Wow.
age 12+

"Idiots and fools" ???!!!

This movie seemed harmless, until my 6 year old was singing "idiots and fools" around the house. I watched it closely and although it may get better at the end, there was way too much nastiness displayed by the main characters towards other people during the first half or so of the movie and I didn't appreciate the language in the songs.

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