Lilo and Stitch

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Cute story, great characters, fabulous soundtrack.

PG 2002 85 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 56 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 72 reviews

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age 12+

Overaggressive and stressful.

I don't understand how Disney could approve such a cartoon for production. I can say it's the most controversial from all Disney cartoons I've seen. It portrays completely toxic relationships of the family, which moral can be expressed as you can scream on each other, bite, kick, shoot each other, brake everything around the house, (even the house itself was demolished in the end) make your close one's loose job and in the end covering it all up with a kinda strange overall message - "No one should be left behind if he/she is part of the family". And after showcasing Elvis - a person who had deep family issues and addiction to drugs - as "a good citizen" was completely above my head. I strongly believe in some situations family members should better be apart. Especially in such an abusive family that Lilo lived in. Lilo had clear phycological problems which resulted in aggressive behavior, no one cared about, Stich shows up her internal character to the extreme and the number of problems she has. In the end, no one from the characters did a single thing to "save the day". Just wait for good aliens who will come and fix your house and give you money for living. Insane. Such moral conclusions are not something I would like my kids to believe in. I could've understood if this kind of plot would be some family drama for adult auditory but definitely not in the format of the child entertainment product from Disney.

This title has:

Too much violence
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age 7+

bullying language, whining, not for little kids

NOT for younger than 6. A lot of bad character modeling i.e. whining, bullying language, aggressive language.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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