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Vicky and Her Mystery

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Girl and wolf bond in touching story about grief, healing.

Movie NR 2021 84 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

French with dubbed English. Cute.

This was cute and pretty sweet. You should know that it’s a French film dubbed with English. It’s a pretty good job, didn’t seem to bother my kiddos. There are some pretty big holes in the plot but as far as kid movies go it was fine. Not going to win any awards but my kids liked it.
age 10+

Is It Any Good?

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This moving story based on real events about love, loss, and grief has lots of charm, but it's also touched with sadness throughout. Overall, the tone of Vicky and Her Mystery is quiet and gently paced, but the story moves along and holds the viewer's interest. The acting is very well done, especially Shanna Keil as Victoria, and the beautiful French Alps are almost another character in the story. Some of the locations, distances, and amounts of time that's passed are slightly confusing, but not enough to get in the way of connecting to the story.

Kids old enough to follow subtitles can probably handle the rare strong language translated from French, but the dubbed version in English uses milder words of little concern. Younger viewers may need help with the themes of grief, parental loss, and animals in danger. Keep a tissue handy for the bittersweet but satisfying ending.

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