Barbie: A Fairy Secret
Barbie and Raquelle are on the outs, but when devilish fairies capture Ken and fly away with him, the rivals put their tiff on hold and travel to the glittering fairy world of Gloss Angeles to save him. In this animated tale of magical mischief, fairy princess Graciela desires Ken, so she has Barbie and Raquelle thrown into a dungeon. With no one else to turn to, the frenemies finally start talking -- and that's when secrets are revealed.
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- William Lau
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that fashion and shopping are the main attractions in this Barbie story. Not only are the fashion items shown in the movie available for purchase in the real world, but role model characters encourage the Barbie characters to shop as both a form of entertainment and a way to save a friend. In an interesting gender role twist, Ken must be saved from a forced marriage, but this storyline isn't enough to make up for catty behavior and other stereotypical female behavior.
- Sexual Content
- Characters kiss on the lips.
- A few falls from great heights and peril while riding through wind tunnels on Pega-Ponies, but everyone is fine. Ken and Zane have sport duels to show their manliness.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Shopping and applying makeup take attention away from the movie's scanty sprinkling of good stuff -- the diverse cast, and the fact that Ken is the one waiting to be saved in this movie. Girls engage in mean behavior but admit that their bad attitudes are based on insecurity.
- The movie is dripping with product tie-ins. Fairies have magical shoes, purses, and "matching belts," which allow them to fly. The girls are going to save Ken by "going shopping" at a magical shopping mall. Phones look an awful lot like iPhones.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Magic potion looks like wine, and it causes the drinker to act strangely.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it