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Princess: A Modern Fairy Tale

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Second-rate fairy-tale romance has scary moments.

Movie NR 2008 88 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 13 parent reviews

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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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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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (7):

It isn't easy to determine who this made-for-TV movie is meant for. It's part fairy tale romance for little girls, part "dragon killer" mystery for young action fans who aren't very selective, and part modern, not-very-funny insult comedy for grown-ups. The combination doesn't work, especially when none of the elements is well-executed. Even fairy tales depend upon plots that have some logic and consistent rules -- this one doesn't. The hapless hero never gets a chance to be heroic; the beautiful princess is perfect from beginning to end and has no place to grow; and the animated mythical "creatures" are so poorly conceived and realized that they provide the only comic relief.

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