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VeggieTales: It's a Meaningful Life

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Reimagined holiday classic with strong faith-based message.

Movie NR 2010 48 minutes
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age 3+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 4+

Veggietales It's A Meaningful Life Review By Logan Strohl

It may not be the christmas classic It's A Wonderful Life but it is just as good with a great story , songs and a wonderful message in it about being special just the way you are .Perfect for the holiday season and for the whole family too.

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age 2+

God has a plan!

I will not lie: I am a huge fan of VeggieTales! When I stumbled upon "It's a Meaningful Life," it taught me that God had a plan for my life. This story will teach your child that no matter how bad things get, God will always be there to make sure things turn out right! "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."" Jeremiah 29:11

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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There are lots of clearly stated, positive messages in this adventure, as well as some clever parodies of celebrity endorsements and the lure of fame and fortune. The story is enhanced by the usual charming VeggieTales' musical numbers and characters. This is one of the VeggieTales in which religious beliefs (specifically God's love, God's plan for you) are featured throughout, so parents may need to be prepared to answer questions and discuss their own views in a way kids can understand.

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