Princess Protection Program

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Sweet Disney tale has great messages about friendship.

NR 2009 89 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 53 reviews

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age 5+

Dumb and insulting

I'm not sure why the reviews say this movie has such a positive message because it doesn't. It's awful. Selena Gomez's character is a huge brat. She does nothing but bad mouth Demi Lovata's character who clearly is a fish out of water, and what does Selena's character do about it? Just complain about how Demi's character can't be normal. She spends all of maybe 10 seconds trying to help her, but them immediately returns to complaining. So for the next movie lets put Carter in Rosie world. Tell her nothing, treat her badly for not knowing how that world works, and then complain the whole time about how she can't be normal. Sounds fair, right? Not only is this movie stupid, it's insulting.
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age 10+

A little too sassy

My seven year old has seen this several times. It is definitely free of sex, drinking, drugs, etc. The message is pretty good about giving people a fair chance and concentrating on inner not outer beauty. My main issue (as with all Disney tween/teen shows) is the sassy attitude of the character "Carter". I do not want my 7 year old to act like a spoiled brat teenager. I really hate that there is so much of this in Disney shows aimed towards the tweens. I work hard to get my daughter to treat me with respect and I definitely don't need a Disney movie to work against me.

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Too much swearing
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