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Parents' Guide to

Too Old for Fairy Tales

By Jennifer Borget, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Spoiled gamer learns lessons in offbeat comedy; bullying.

Movie NR 2022 106 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

Cute movie with tough lessons

Not bad my 5 and 9 year old grandchildren were entertained by it. It teaches about possible loss and how scary that can be it also teaches about love and the importance of family. Overall a cute lil movie. My 9-year old said I think that was a good movie the 5-year old didn’t say anything one way or the other.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 7+

Well written heartwarming movie

Wonderful movie! My 9 yr old son and I loved it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (8 ):

While Too Old for Fairy Tales has an endearing plot, it takes a while to get to the good stuff. Waldek is really into video games, and that aspect might draw some viewers into the plot, but it quickly gets intense as Waldek's mother gets very ill and his eclectic aunt steps in as his caregiver. He's used to having everything done for him, even holding his mother's hand as he crosses the street. It's fun to watch Waldek go from needy and spoiled to more independent. While there's some shaming with Waldek's weight and immobile state when he's playing games for hours, the movie does highlight some diversity in the gaming world (girls can be as talented as the boys) and the way friendships can be built online and in real life.

It's nice to see Auntie representing an older demographic and bringing not just wisdom but energy and fun to the kids in the film. She's often seen hanging from the ceiling or tall branches in colorful outfits with goggles. Like much of the movie, it isn't until well into the story that more of her tale is revealed.

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