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Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Kids imagine ghosts, plan to run away in sweet adaptation.

Movie NR 2022 53 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 5+

Always fun to watch

A fun, entertaining story for kids. The movie There are some scary moments at the start as the girls are in their make believe time and have ghost dancers dancing around them. Always a positive watch. The elder sister has some moments of disrespect but the parents handle it well.

This title has:

Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The third in the new book-based series from Netflix is the weakest yet, but it's still good, sweet fun. Ivy + Bean: Doomed to Dance trades in Cruella-style baddies for a male nemesis in pretentious ballet instructor "Monsieur Joie." The character is played with campy joie by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who's priceless when he spins out of frame and ballet-leaps across a parking lot. His cat sweater-sporting mother hilariously revels in her irritating son's misfortunes. Ivy and Bean's world is magical and their friendship delightful. May the series live on.

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