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Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs

By Tracey Petherick, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun-packed fairy-tale parody challenges stereotypes.

Movie PG 2020 92 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Great message

The Art and message are great. The story could have been flushed out more but was still great
age 7+

Feel-good movie

Though at first glance the movie seems like one that encourages the shallow stereotypical view that women are only beautiful if they have all the 'right' proportions, it actually portrays the opposite. That no matter a persons appearance what really matters is what is in the inside.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This high-spirited, engaging family comedy is a tale of mistaken identities that challenges stereotypes and reassures us that it's ok to be different. There are some genuinely funny moments and wise-cracking remarks in Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs that will entertain tweens -- and parents -- as well as plenty of silliness for younger kids. The story is clever and fast-paced, with a strong cast of characters. Red Shoes is warm but feisty, Merlin is amusingly narcissistic, and the odious and pretentious Prince Average (pronounced "Ah-vu-rahj") is a classic cartoon villain. Meanwhile Patrick Warburton -- aka Lemony Snickett in the brilliant TV adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events -- is deliciously entertaining as the evil but hapless Magic Mirror.

At times you might question the clarity of the message -- does highlighting a character's physical appearance debunk or exacerbate the stereotype? But ultimately this is a smart take on Snow White that's full of heart and good humor. And by the end, it's crystal clear that beauty does indeed come from within.

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