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Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Imaginative take on tale pokes fun at reality TV.

Movie G 2008 78 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

its a good one

This movie has great messages about family, popularity and learning to forgive rather than get even. Good to watch as a family and discuss afterward. Very hip and cool, so the message comes through in a way kids will listen to.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
age 6+

Very Boring...

This may be suitable for 2 + but, it's VERY boring for kids older than that..

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The animated movie, while perhaps not as laugh-out-loud funny as the Unstable Fable's Three Pigs and A Baby, shares the solid storytelling of the other reimagined tales. It dares to dig a little deeper into Goldilock's life -- why was that child wandering around the woods unattended, anyway? There are not-so-subtle riffs on the stereotypes of both celebrity and poverty, and the reality TV industry takes a beating. "Disasters and humiliation -- that's what reality TV is all about!" exclaims Goldilock's weasel agent at one point, and it's hard to argue the point.

Beyond that there are nice scenes about forgiveness and the small things that make a family -- a shared dinner around a table and a kiss on the forehead at bedtime. Kids who have seen the other Unstable Fables may laugh to see the cameos by animated actors from those movies, and this is likely the only kid's movie to make G-rated use of the punchline from the adult film The Aristocrats. A great choice for a family movie night.

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