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Wish Upon a Unicorn

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fantasy about saving mythical creature; peril, mild language

Movie PG 2020 93 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

Silly and Pretty Harmless

It’s a silly kids movie about little girls who become “fish out of water” in a new town after losing their mom. The attendant threat of a bad guy threatening a unicorn is about the scariest thing, unless you count two senior citizens who get caught kissing under a blanket.
age 7+

Think tween girl Hallmark movie, instead of Flannel Guy she gets a Unicorn.

This is a Hallmark quality Kid’s movie. The dialogue and acting is pretty B-rated and there are a few questionable parts with mild sexual innuendo. (Grandma flirts with her boyfriend, two tweens kiss, a woman wears scanty clothes) Overall, it was fine. My 9 year old daughter who is sensitive to intense stuff liked it. Definitely not a rewatch but fine couch fodder.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This movie is sweet and perfectly tailored to suit its target audience: kids looking for something good and decent to believe in. Dialogue is often smart and amusing. Mia notes that no one at school notices the unicorn because they are all staring at screens. "I weep for this generation," she quips.

If Wish Upon a Unicorn feels a bit loose with logic, no one enjoying this will mind. Chloe Webb is charming as Grandma Rose. When she falls ill and heads for the hospital, talking about being ready for death, it feels a bit unlikely that she can just pull out her tubes and leap into her overalls to help the girls rescue the unicorn. But Webb's good-humored energy makes it believable. They outsmart the unicorn-napper Willie and get the colt back to its uni-mom, at which point everyone seems relieved with this outcome, but it's unclear how this will keep Rocco safe from future danger. Never mind. Just go with the good vibes.

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