Wish Upon a Star

Movie review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Romp about trading places has stereotypes, sensuality.

PG 1996 90 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 12+

Cute, but a bit sexy

Cute movie, but be aware around 45 minute mark when the girls talk about taking virginity. Other than that it's a little provocative but ok for young teens.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
age 12+

an old Disney i remeber.

it's a Disney movie although it doesn't seem like it and its enjoyable to watch. may not be for younger viewers they may not understand. good movie though.

This title has:

Great messages

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