Vivo

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Touching musical about family and love has a little peril.

PG 2021 103 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 10+

Brilliant BUT deals with Death & Suicide.

If you have a high EQ or empathic child, wait until they are older. My son is 7 about to be 8, and while he enjoyed this movie he had a melt down when it was over and was unable to talk about it. The next day he said the movie was too sad with too many big feelings and he'd rather not watch it again. The movie deals with death, things unsaid, some ruminating on what life could have been, and touches on survivors guilt. I could have done with out the animal wanting to end his life because he hadn't found love in 8 mating seasons and therefor felt unlovable & unworthy of life. That being said, these are big concepts for little people. To be fair, they can fly right over the heads of some, but not others. So really consider your kid(s) personality (ies) before watching. Really Good parts: VERY COLORFUL and the music is FANTASTIC. I thought it did a great job in capturing the LatinX community with out being stereo typical or derogatory. The overall message is to be brave enough to dance to the beat of your own drum and life is too short to be afraid to say the things that should be said or live with regret.
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age 10+

Too sad

This movie is very sad. My 8 year old cried almost through the whole movie. There is a death at the beginning and the theme continues throughout the whole film. I think children should be exposed to a range of complex emotions including grief, however in my opinion this movie is way too heavy for many children. At the end of the film both of my children wondered out loud (through their tears) why people would make such a movie.
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