Parents' Guide to

The Mini Witch

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Tale of plucky young witch has mild scares, potty humor.

Movie PG 2013 85 minutes
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age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

good for kids.

the movie good for kids, but over all it just isn't good. it wasn't enjoyable and didn't have any twists.
age 4+

Cute; Fun for a movie night during the week!

My son is 10 years old and seemed to identify with the young "human" boy in this film. I laughed as he said maybe one day when they grow up the young boy and the main character will probably get married! Overall this is one of the cleanest films I've seen in a while. I've seen where some are upset over the teacher witch smoking a pipe, but honestly I didn't even notice it while we were watching the film. The language is squeaky clean, which is refreshing even among family movies in this day and age! I didn't have to hit the fast forward button even once to get through any bad words or suggestive language or scenes. There is a scene or two where the witches are eating bugs and spiders and such but my son thought it was hilarious as he's at that age where all gross things are cool! So unless you're offended by magic and/or witches, this is a cute movie excellent for family viewing. I will say the witches are presented as another species of creatures...nothing related to religion or anything of the like. For instance, (spoiler alert) the "mini witch" is hatched from an egg, haha! The plot was pretty much cookie cutter as in it didn't change my life or anything, but it was a great one for kids and not so boring I fell asleep! As for violence, it is practically non-existent. There are a couple of scenes where they are fighting back against land developers and a few fire balls are shot out and that sort of thing, but no one is hurt and there is absolutely no blood or gore whatsoever. They do shrink one of the worker men and I never saw them change him back so I guess that might bother some kids, especially the younger ones. I think that's about it. As I said its a good movie for family viewing, but one thing I didn't say is that more than likely older kids-13 and up-may not be crazy about it. Its more for say 4 to 12 yr olds. (And mothers sick of watching movies with their finger on the fast forward/stop button, haha!) Good luck and happy viewing!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While this feels like many other movies about impetuous children who outsmart grown-ups for the greater good, it has charm and will probably appeal to young viewers. Observant kids will notice that lips don't often sync with dialogue, as this has been dubbed into English from the original Dutch. There are some mild scares, but most kids won't be frightened. Expect some potty humor to lighten the mood.

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