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Ugly Benny

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Predictable animal caper has positive messages, hokey plot.

Movie NR 2015 99 minutes
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UGLY BENNY is hokey and predictable, with over-the-top acting, small-town clichés, and a pretty slow plot. But it's a sweet, inoffensive film that does have some charm. The characters all are likable -- albeit a bit one-dimensional -- and there are a lot of adorable animals to enjoy. But some kids might be bored with the thin, slow-moving plot that focuses a lot of its time on the day-to-day workings of the pet store.

Parents no doubt will love the clean plot and positive messages about helping others and supporting those in need. And animal lovers will find a lot to enjoy, even if they find the story to be lacking.

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