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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Animated ballet adventure is heartwarming but uneven.

Movie PG 2017 89 minutes
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Dear Reader, Leap! is my favorite movie (Disney I mean) The only complaint I had was that it did have some impolite humor :farting ,wetting yourself etc. (It said so in the common sense review )Anyway, I think this movie deserves 8+. P.S. Also, it's rated like this ; PG: Parental Guide Suggested: For Mild Action and some Impolite Humor.

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This animated ballet story is partly inspiring and partly confounding, with missteps (like unnecessary romance) that could have been fixed had the tween protagonists been a couple of years older. Felicie isn't always particularly likable or laudable (she does steal someone's identity to fake her way into a prestigious ballet school, despite not having even basic dance training), but she is persistent and willing to do the work. While it's still utterly unbelievable that someone could learn enough classical ballet to defeat an entire class of 11-year-old girls who've been dancing for years, at least she ultimately has to face consequences for her actions and prove she's really got the goods.

Fanning is nicely enthusiastic as Felicie, and Wolff does a good job with Victor, the clever, eager-to-please/impress best friend. And Jepsen (whose speaking voice sounds a bit like Idina Menzel's) believably embodies the stern but encouraging Odette, Felicie's ballet mentor/instructor. With themes familiar from The Karate Kid (jump up and ring the bell) and even Titanic (especially an odd, slightly off-putting love triangle, a sequence in which Felicie dances Irish jig-style in a pub, and a moment when a cute boy declares they're "on top of the world"), the story feels a little "old" to revolve around an 11-year-old character.

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