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Lady and the Tramp (2019)

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Remake has humor and heart; some peril, emotional intensity.

Movie PG 2019 102 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 9+

When are we going to have characters that are nice to each other again?

Disney ruins a classic with characters that are snippy, sarcastic and adults who act like moody teens. For example, the OB who delivers the new baby, someone who has devoted a lifetime of learning to bringing babies safely into the world, is cynical and condescending about the event and the couple's new life. Lady and Jock make fun of Trusty for being old. When Lady causes the dog catcher's cart to crash the Darlings make no mention of seeing if the driver - a human - is ok. This movie teaches our youth that some people don't matter and deserve to be physically harmed if they don't act as we want them to or do jobs we disagree with. Disney's early movies are cherished for the civility, kindness and self-sacrifice they demonstrate. I keep hoping that Disney is going to stop with mean, self-righteous, sarcastic characters disguised as role-models for our youth - this movie isn't that.
age 8+

A lot of action and peril

(Written by 8yo boy) This is a good movie, but there is a lot of action and peril, especially at the end. Some scenes remind me of the Aladdin with real actors in that there is stealing food and chasing with street dogs. But there isn't really blood. I liked the original animated movie a little better.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (12 ):

There's always risk involved in remaking a beloved classic, and this remake is no different; it both pleases and falls short. Some will love this version of Lady and the Tramp, especially for the technical advances that have brought the CGI characters to life or for the diverse cast that will allow kids from more backgrounds to feel represented on-screen. And others will find things to complain about, like the phoniness of the unnamed time and place the movie is set in or the generally slow pacing. The remake -- which is an hour and 42 minutes long -- might have benefited from a length closer to the original's 76 minutes.

Curiously, the animals come across as more genuine than the live people in this remake. Even the secondary characters, like Lady's neighbor friends (hilariously voiced by Sam Elliott and Scottish actress Ashley Jensen) or Tramp's street friends (especially the commanding Janelle Monáe) are given much fuller personalities than Jim Dear, Darling, or the dog catcher. In this sense, and perhaps rightfully so, the film will appeal more to younger audiences than to adults. Let them have their version; the adults can hang on to the original of their own childhoods.

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