Barbie: A Fairy Secret

2011 NR 1h 30m DVD

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Barbie: A Fairy Secret

2011 NR 1h 30m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
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Reviews

age 7+

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.

Violence

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.

Language

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.

Consumerism

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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