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Strawberry Shortcake: Puttin on the Glitz

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Makeover-themed tales have sweet messages about friendship.
  • Review Date: June 4, 2013
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 69 minutes

What parents need to know

Educational value

Strawberry Shortcake: Puttin on the Glitz offers some important educational value about friendship, conflict resolution, and emotional literacy.

Positive messages

Positive messages abound here, among them, the importance of rules and, in particular, understanding the reasoning behind them, and the importance of being honest with friends in tactful, constructive ways.

Positive role models

Though Strawberry Shortcake and pals are not particularly nuanced characters, they each hold friendship and doing the right thing in high esteem.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

Strawberry Shortcake is a ubiquitous character marketed to children, but there is nothing marketed in this particular film.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Strawberry Shortcake: Puttin on the Glitz dials up the "traditional" girl interest in beauty a notch by framing this collection of episodes around makeovers at a salon. However, the positive messages about friendship, conflict resolution, and playing by the rules move the focus well beyond the glitter and glam.

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What's the story?

Strawberry Shortcake and friends get big makeovers, but their adventures lead to many mishaps and misunderstandings. Will be they be able to clear them all up and remain friends?

Is it any good?

QUALITY

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: PUTTIN ON THE GLITZ relies heavily on a typical girly theme: girls getting makeovers. It's a bit trite, but the characters here manage to teach important lessons about communication, friendship, and understanding which rules are worth following and why.

Fans of Strawberry Shortcake may enjoy this modernized and glitzed up take on the old favorite, and some of the ideas here -- manicures that play music while you work -- will entertain. Parents who don't mind the rigorous gender programming can appreciate that there's zero on the scary scale here, and a really wholesome message about how to be a good friend, with a focus on emotional literacy and conflict resolution.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the importance of being honest in a tactful way with friends. Have you ever had to talk to a friend about something difficult? How did you do it? What was the outcome?

  • Strawberry Shortcake's pal invents something to make her work more fun. Have you ever done anything to make work or chores go faster? What did the trick?

Movie details

DVD release date:February 3, 2014
Studio:Twentieth Century Fox
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Friendship, Great girl role models
Run time:69 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Parent of a 2 and 4 year old Written bySuzanneMcLaine July 1, 2014

Really happy with all the new Strawberry Shortcake movies!

My 2 year old may not understand every detail of what goes on, but she loves these anyway and I have yet to find any reason to object to any of the new Strawberry Shortcake movies. These are really cute and well made. Great story lines and well thought out social lessons.
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