Sophia Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure

  • Review Date: July 1, 2014
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 76 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Adorable young TV stars sing, dance in sweet fairy tale.
  • Review Date: July 1, 2014
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 76 minutes

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What parents need to know

Educational value

Meant to entertain, not educate.

 

Positive messages

Be true to yourself. Believe in your own talents and gifts..

Positive role models

The young heroines are resourceful and loyal and never give up. Though they don't overtly lie about their identities, they allow others to assume they're princesses from another kingdom. 

Violence & scariness

Comic pratfalls frequently upend the villains. Characters -- including the kids -- fall, brawl, make their way across a narrow ledge, chase one another, get thrown into a dungeon (complete with rodents), spill food, experience airplane turbulence, and get involved in lots of clownish predicaments. No injuries; nothing is to be taken seriously.

Sexy stuff

A couple of passionately comic kisses. A character wears a costume with a bare midriff. A clumsy dancer tries for some sexy dance moves.

Language

Two mean sisters consistently demean their younger sibling. 

Consumerism

In the story, the two young heroines work for the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Another character is identified as one of the show's "segment producers."

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A particularly vain princess has an injection to puff up her lips.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Sophia Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure is a direct-to-DVD musical movie starring two young English cousins -- Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland -- who found fame on YouTube with their song-and-dance cover of a Nicki Minaj rap song. They then became a beloved part of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, assigned to their own segment entitled "Tea Time with Sophia Grace & Rosie." They sing; they dance; they're precocious. This, their first movie, keeps them in character as princess-obsessed little girls acting as correspondents for Ellen's show. It's a fairy tale adventure, set in "Switzelvania," with lots of cartoon action: pratfalls, the girls maneuvering across a ledge, chases, brawls, spills, and clownish thrills. Nothing is ever truly dangerous or scary. The villains are mean sisters and a calculating butler. Occasionally, Sophia Grace and Rosie break the rules (sneaking into a castle, pretending they're princesses from another kingdom), but it's all for a good cause, and they never misbehave for very long. 

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What's the story?

Overjoyed by their assignment to act as "correspondents" for the Ellen DeGeneres Show during the crowning of the new queen of Switzelvania, the two stars of SOPHIA GRACE & ROSIE'S ROYAL ADVENTURE confound their reluctant guardian on the airplane trip to the far-off kingdom. Phyllis Bundt ("like the cake" -- played gamely by Amy Louise Wilson) unfortunately gets separated from her charges as soon as the plane lands and finds herself robbed, imprisoned, chased, and even in love before she catches up with them. Sophia Grace and Rose, meanwhile, use their smarts, their charms, and their considerable talent to infiltrate the king's palace. Before you know it, they're caught up in castle politics and a convenient case of mistaken identity. Three princesses are in line for the throne -- two mean, one beleaguered, but all earnest. Only one can become queen. It's up to Sophia Grace and Rosie to expose the villainy in the king's court and to teach the beautiful Princess Abigail to fight for her rightful place at her father's side.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

It's not the most professional of productions, but Ellen DeGeneres' company and Warner Bros. have found a way of capitalizing on the growing popularity and marketability of two adorably precocious and talented little girls from England. And it works. The antics of ​pink-cheeked, tutu-clad, wise-beyond- their-years Sophia Grace and Rosie are shown off well in this likable, satisfying musical story. Fans -- and there are a considerable number of them -- will not be disappointed, and viewers new to the phenomenon of these young YouTube and television stars will enjoy the slapstick action, the engaging supporting characters, and the happily-ever-after resolution, courtesy of two very resourceful little faux fairy “godmothers.”

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Sophia Grace and Rosie became famous. This movie is a good example of the interconnectedness of the Web, television, and movies (or DVDs). What does it mean to be "famous?" How has the Internet changed our definition of fame? 

  • The kingdom in this movie is called Switzelvania. Why do you think some places have fictional names in stories, and why do some stories use the real locations? 

  • This movie shares some fairy tale elements with the Cinderella story. What three important characters or events have the filmmakers "borrowed" from Cinderella? 

Movie details

DVD release date:May 20, 2014
Cast:Sophia Grace Brownlee, Rosie McClelland, Margaret Clunie
Director:Brian Levant
Studio:Warner Home Video
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Princesses and fairies, Music and sing-along
Run time:76 minutes
MPAA rating:G

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Kid, 11 years old March 2, 2015
AGE
4
QUALITY
 

EW HATE THIS!!!!!

Sophia Grace and Rosie CANNOT sing act or dance!!!! TERRIBLE princess movie, super girly BABY TODDLER MOVIE. Horribly made!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byPinkarray April 23, 2015
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
I couldn't finish it, but I was thinking about posting this review anyway just to say that this seems to be striving to appeal to children from 4-12 but actually be a good movie for the whole audience, but it seems more likely to appeal to 4 year olds. It's a Mary Kate and Ashley-like movie taking girls from the Ellen show and making them hurt our ears for an hour. It's energetic with inquisitive characters seemingly causing trouble to adults.
Kid, 11 years old March 2, 2015
AGE
4
QUALITY
 

EW HATE THIS!!!!!

Sophia Grace and Rosie CANNOT sing act or dance!!!! TERRIBLE princess movie, super girly BABY TODDLER MOVIE. Horribly made!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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