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Hip Hop Kidz: It's a Beautiful Thing

By Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Clean, tween hip hop; great dancing, lame script.

Movie NR 2006 60 minutes
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age 8+

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age 8+

great fir kids and tweens

I loved this's wholesome , fresh and wonderful!! The actors and actresses are gorgeous. I wish that someone would make a sitcome from this!! My kids can't stop watching it!!! Now I see that Hip Hop Kidz has dance classes in Florida and Cal. and soon to be the US. I can't wait for them to come to Chicago!!!

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This clean, tween-appropriate hip hop story is a mediocre production with the very familiar "let's put on a show!" formula, a flat script, and so-so actors. But it's definitely boosted by great singing and dancing. The youngest kids are full of fire, adorable, and just plain fun to watch. There are many positive messages including working together as a team, solving problems, not giving up, dedication to artistry, and that it's not your clothes that will lead to great things, but your spirit, talent, and dedication.

Tweens interested in singing and dancing may enjoy this musical, and parents can relax knowing that the hip hop here is clean, innocent, and devoid of negative messages. But while the main message is "support the team," the storyline has Allison continuing to lie to her father. There's a great opportunity for Allison to come clean when her school principle becomes her ally -- but for whatever reason she doesn't ask her for help communicating with her father. Of course Allison is eventually caught, and dad goes from angry to understanding way too quickly.

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