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Movie review by
Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Toy-based musical adventure looks family-friendly.
  • May 3, 2019
  • PG
  • 2019
  • 88 minutes

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that UglyDolls is an animated musical adventure based on the popular line of plush toys. In the town of UglyVille, everyone's differences are celebrated, and "ugly" simply means "unique." But even though bright pink UglyDoll Moxy (voiced by Kelly Clarkson) loves the way she looks, she's eager to find her way to the Big World, where she can be the perfect toy for a kid. She and her equally quirky-looking friends Ugly Dog (Pitbull), Wedgehead (Emma Roberts), Wage (Wanda Sykes), and Babo (Gabriel Iglesias) set out to find the Big World but instead come across the Institute of Perfection, where everyone looks alike. and flaws aren't celebrated. And the most perfect doll, Lou (Nick Jonas), wants to get rid of the UglyDolls -- no matter what it takes. Expect some slapstick humor, peril, and rude language from this bright musical adventure, but overall it looks like it will be OK for kids and families. And although it's very likely to make kids want to buy the toys, it's also safe to expect positive messages about acceptance and individuality.

Movie details

For kids who love animation and laughs

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