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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Sweet modern fairytale shows off singing talents of stars.

Movie NR 2012 88 minutes
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It is a good movie about a boy and a girl that share things and problems with their family. It has a small bit of kissing and a little bad words for strong minors. It is perfect for 6-7 and up. As a number it was the best movie I've seen on NICKELODEON.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

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The traditional Cinderella tale gets a gender twist in this sappy-sweet story about a downtrodden young man who battles the odds to have a chance at his own fairytale ending. There are some fun parallels between the classic version of the story and Rags -- loyal friends who sew a glittering ensemble for the ball, bickering step-siblings whose vanity makes Charlie's humble nature even more gleaming, and even a strict midnight curfew with dire consequences -- but its fresh-faced cast ensures it's anything but a trite remake. Predictable? Yes. A bit cheesy? Perhaps, but the wholesome story makes for feel-good family viewing.

Of course, when all is said and done, music is a big part of this movie, and in today's media climate, that means that a soundtrack isn't far behind. While the story is strong enough to rival the musical numbers for viewers' affection, it's not a stretch to think that the movie is crafted to highlight the components of a lucrative CD accompaniment. This is nothing new to kids who are familiar with the likes of Wizards of Waverly Place, iCarly, and any other series populated by vocally talented actors, but be forewarned that your little fans may be asking for a soundtrack next.

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