The Secret of the Magic Gourd

Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Magical tale teaches moral lesson.

G 2007 85 minutes

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age 7+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 7+

One thing I would have liked to know beforehand...

This was a very good aesop /fable like tale of a boy who is not doing his things he should do responsibly (study for school and clean his room, etc) and finds that those things being done for him (so that he doesn't have to lift a finger) is not necessarily better. The moral of the story being nothing falls from heaven and you must work hard to achieve your goals. Its a feel good film and I'm a bit of a sap so a few tears formed at the end of this "feel good" movie. If I had known that the version I watched would be in Mandarin with subtitles I may have never seen it. Glad I did because between me reading them aloud and my son's reading and the very cute special effects he enjoyed it as well.

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