Parents' Guide to

Totally Spies! The Movie

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Teen heroines are, like, terrible role models for tweens.

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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Cool show

Just my girls see this show. They really like it. And so do i

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Great messages
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age 5+
my kids LOVE this and have watched it forever

Is It Any Good?

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If your tweens have tuned in to the show that inspired this movie, then they're already familiar with this flavor of entertainment and won't be struck by its reliance on stereotypes. But if the characters are new to them (and you), it's a good idea to think it through before giving them the go-ahead. The female-led cast is a catty, trendy, and self-obsessed bunch, often pausing from their makeup and clothing only long enough to check out the guys nearby. Mean-girl Mandy clearly isn't a heroine, but her obnoxious behavior -- which never garners consequence -- blends in more than it stands out amid the chaotic pace of this movie.

The bottom line? This story misses an opportunity to show girls in a positive role displaying teamwork, resolve, and concern for others. Instead it trips up on distractions like flirting with guys and obsessive accessorizing. If you're still on the fence, consider this: Like, do you want your tweens talking like these girls? As if.

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