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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The girls are good role models who cherish their racial diversity, value education, promote independence, and make thoughtful decisions. Their friendship is based on honesty and mutual respect. Parents have close relationships with their daughters and help them through emotionally difficult times.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
A few mild kissing scenes and some flirtatious exchanges.
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Occasional uses of "Oh, my God," but nothing stronger.
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Products & Purchases
Wardrobes are very trendy, and the show's musical bent could be seen as a commercial for the accompanying soundtrack.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie -- a sequel to the immensely popular The Cheetah Girls -- is more mature and much less hyper than the original. The characters have aged, and their flair for drama has taken a backseat to introspective decision making and goal setting, making them more realistic (and positive) role models. The girls face dilemmas about exploring new relationships (including a boy/girl one) without hurting existing friendships and striving for their own dreams while still contributing to a team effort. Parents play an integral role in guiding the girls over the bumpy road of adolescence. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
With the same talented cast, terrific new music, and a thoughtful storyline, Disney's sequel is even better than the first Cheetah Girls. This one is filled with positive messages about self-reliance, loyalty, and strength of character. Lessons about the perils of pre-judging people and the damaging effects of selfishness are intricately woven into the plot. Break-out song-and-dance scenes give the movie the feel of a musical and offer chances for all four singers to shine, which is a positive change from the original and underscores the girls' messages of fairness and respect.
And once again, the girls must strike a balance between their personal goals and those of the group. Their renewed respect for each other highlights the growing maturity that makes the Cheetahs even more likable this time around than they were in the original movie.
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