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Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

By Tracey Petherick, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Tween sci-fi adventure has TV vibes but plenty of positives.

Movie NR 1999 97 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Not appropriate for young viewers

2-3 teen kisses not mentioned in Common Sense’s review. I’m starting to wonder about this site because this is not the first time this has happened. Do better CSM!
age 6+

Is It Any Good?

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There's no surprise that this 1999 Disney yarn was made for TV, but despite its lack of sophistication it's full of energy with feisty characters and flamboyant settings. It also has plenty of entertaining ideas about what life could be like in 2049. While teenagers don't seem to have changed -- there's lots of sassy chat, garish clothes, romantic angst, and squealing over pop stars -- Zenon and her friends do have moments of maturity, and the sufficiently complex storyline gives viewers something to get their teeth into.

But despite solid messages around having confidence, learning to fit in, and stepping out of your comfort zone, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century is largely just a lot of fluff and fun. Having said that, there are some amusing predictions for the future -- will Chelsea Clinton actually become President? And why is everyone still driving Volkswagen Beetles?

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