The Cheetah Girls 2

Movie review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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A worthy sequel to the original fan favorite.
  • G
  • 2006
  • 96 minutes
Parents recommendPopular with kids

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 23 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

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.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

A few mild kissing scenes and some flirtatious exchanges.

Language

Occasional uses of "Oh, my God," but nothing stronger.

Consumerism

Wardrobes are very trendy, and the show's musical bent could be seen as a commercial for the accompanying soundtrack.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8, 11, 14, and 16 year old Written by_Heidi_ October 13, 2010

Great family movie

My girls love this movie, I myself like it too, they also have very positive music. I would recommend it to anyone. Actually all of the cheetah girl's movi... Continue reading
Adult Written bymomof3! April 9, 2008

Great for younger viewers!

My 8-year-old loves this movie! It's not my favorite, but the girls show a great message.
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

if you like music you should get this cd or watch the movie.

I think that this movie should be a rating for ages 4 and up because there are no bad words or no bad things or inappropriate things.. that is my opinion on the... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bydorinda12 April 9, 2008

I cried

I think the movie is really great and sabrina is lucky she kissed that guy!

What's the story?

It's the summer before their senior year of high school, and the singing quartet, the Cheetahs, plan to spend the next few months rehearsing. But Chanel (Adrienne Bailon) learns that she'll be going to Barcelona, Spain. Luckily, the Cheetahs find an ad for an amateur musical competition in Barcelona. Fearless leader Galleria (Raven-Symone) gets the group an audition, they make the cut, and Galleria's mom agrees to chaperone the trip. But foreign soil provides lots of distractions for the girls, who go their separate ways far too much for Galleria's liking. Recalling that her control-freak tendencies nearly ruined their friendship, she hangs back and waits for them to return for rehearsals. Unfortunately for Galleria, Dorinda (Sabrina Bryan) has a new love interest; Aquanetta (Kiely Williams) gets bitten by the fashion bug; and Chanel hits it off with a talented Spanish singer whose mom is bent on breaking up The Cheetah Girls.

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about maintaining friendships during life changes. How can existing relationships be affected by new people in your life? Have you ever been jealous over a friend's interest in someone else? Parents can also discuss the importance of setting goals and staying focused on your dreams. What are your hopes for the future? What steps will you take to get there?

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