Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Contemporary twist on fairy tale has mild language.

PG 2020 109 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 6+

Could've been so much better

I loved the idea of an updated fairy godmother story, but this turned out to be disappointing. The end was great but most of the movie really plods along without living up to the charm potential it seemed to have- despite a great performance by the fairy godmother. (I really love that they cast an actress who doesn't have the typical "perfect Hollywood" look in this role.) The last few minutes have some great lessons- 1) true love can look very different than it does in a traditional fairy tale (ie. a mom's true love can be her kids- she doesn't necessarily need a man) and 2) a godmother won't fix things for us, but she may show us how to fix it ourselves (love that self empowerment!). I really liked that there was a same sex couple included in the segment about how true love can look different than the diary tale (two dads shouting out that their true love is their son.) It was subtle but definitely the kind of inclusion that I want my kids to see. Yay, Disney! What I don't want them to see: a TV station boss yelling that something "sucks" (come on, Disney! You can do better!) The kids in the movie also have a little bit of a bad attitude and are glued to their devices. I also thought the jokes about the push-up bra and Spanx were unnecessary and sending the wrong message to girls. They also did a pretty poor job of explaining the backstory of the fairy "motherland" - I think that went over my kids' heads. Jane Curtin is totally wasted in what couldve been a better role as the head godmother. All in all, this movie was fine but could've been so much better and doesn't have the charm and wit of something like Enchanted. I'm glad I didn't pay to see it in a theater, but it was okay for movie night and my girls got some laughs from some of the physical comedy and a few funny bits with magical animals etc.
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age 6+

Total Garbage

Don’t waste your time on this. Bad acting, vague story line, and typical agenda pushing. Disney, please stop trying to be woke and go back to good story telling. I assume this is aimed at families, but there is one reference of a wet t-shirt contest...why? Just stupid.

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Too much sex
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