Princess: A Modern Fairy Tale

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Second-rate fairy-tale romance has scary moments.

NR 2008 88 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 6+

Movie can't decide if adult audience vs kids

Always looking for appropriate movies for son and daughter to view together. They cannot pick up on the subtle jokes about princess and lesbianism and the two friend being guy if they go to party together, or the guys drinking beer every time they are eating. Liberal push to always include obvious inappropriate content to even a Disney family show that doesn't add anything to storyline. Why have the pregnant couple and portray the husband in such a poor vulgar light. It's not necessary. B movie that kids enjoy, but patents have to suffer thru. Could have been sweet movie.

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age 12+

Preteen not a kid movie

I'm not sure why they suggested for age 9+ but I'd suggest 12+ . It's not really a kid show at all. Fantasy, yes. The guys just talk about women & drink beer, make odd references on gay men. The love story is pretty awkward and the princess is dumbed down. If you can make it through two hours good for you. Boring & strange

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