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Shopkins: Chef Club

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cute toys' silly adventures fun but serve as one big ad.

Movie NR 2016 44 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Profanity Noted in Closed Captioning

I did not preview this movie given its "Y" rating (gee, shame on me!), but my 9yo daughter was playing it for her 3yo sister. Unfortunately, the older daughter spotted profanity not too far into the movie. At 19:05, if your closed captioning is on, you'll notice a "damn it" present when a girl is frustratingly attempting to open a hidden door. They muffled the words in the audio, so unless you saw the CC, you wouldn't really hear it. I wanted to warn parents of hearing-impaired children in particular. The producers should fix this before distributing again.

Is It Any Good?

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Commercially motivated cuteness teamed with everyday products assures that most kids will respond to another toy brand, another invasion of "collectibles," and another routine cartoon. What 4- or 5-year-old wouldn't laugh at exploding spaghetti sauce, characters based on snacks, sweets, and makeup, and a kitchen covered wall to wall with spilled food? It's surprising that given an opportunity to provide some simple truths about healthy eating and smart consumerism for even the youngest kids, this brand mainly focuses on what kids already love but is not always best for them. With its colorful silliness, generic music, and a little obvious messaging, Shopkins: Chef Club is harmless (except for the very young who aren't ready for one-inch-by-one-inch dolls) but unremarkable.

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