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Parents' Guide to

The Suite Life Movie

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

No surprises in tween-friendly movie based on hit series.

Movie NR 2011 79 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+
I love this movie. I am a Zach and Cody fan.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
age 6+

I think is for almost everybody

the best movie i saw with my kids!!!!!!!!!!!

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (14 ):

This is the latest incarnation in the popular chronicles of twins Zack and Cody, and tween fans of their previous shows will find plenty of familiar content in this funny story. The boys are getting pretty grown up, but their polar-opposite personalities are still intact, which makes for a heap of laughs at each other's expense. Add to that their new ability to think and feel what the other does, and you can imagine the mayhem that ensues, culminating in a physical brawl between the guys as each inflicts pain on the other by hitting himself.

The Suite Life Movie makes an effort to push some positive content about sibling relationships and showing empathy, so there's some good to come of your tweens tuning in. Parents' only concern (aside from the expected implausibility of the story itself, of course) may be in the apparent joy the guys get from irritating and hurting each other -- including a couple of instances of Zack being subjected to electrical shock at Cody's hands -- but most kids will understand how that content relates to the movie's humor and helps illustrate the strides the brothers make in their relationship over the course of the story.

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