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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cute romantic comedy is full of holiday spirit.

Movie NR 2007 90 minutes
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Is this a joke?

This is the story of a biracial, 20-something woman from a close-knit, multiracial family. Sounds good, right? Turns out her fantasy-world, inside a snow globe, is full of milquetoast white folks and the main character is looking for a boyfriend, and her mom is looking to find her a boyfriend. The main character appears in a négligée to sconfront the man her mom has selected for her. There are no children and no music in this movie--just stupid stereotypes. The only thing good about this move is the lack of religious references, and maybe the opportunity it raises to talk about racism, sexism, and stereotypes. . I love commonsense media, but they need another category of offensiveness--cultural/racial/sexist stereotypes.

Is It Any Good?

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While Snowglobe probably won't become an instant holiday classic, the magic-infused tale has a charm that will appeal to some viewers' sensitive, sentimental sides. Milian is a delight throughout, and she's supported by a well-cast group that includes Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) as her oppressively loving Italian mother and newcomer Cooke as nice-guy Eddie.

With all the iffy stuff kept to a minimum (a few kisses, some inconspicuous drinking, and virtually no strong language), there's little here that will be new to tweens or teens. But the movie will be most enjoyable for older viewers who can appreciate Angela's struggle between the idyllic holiday and the reality of her imperfect family.

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