Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this gentle story will appeal to children who love animals and/or Barbie, and that its original music score may even draw in the grown-ups. The main character talks about missing the family from whom she was separated at a young age. A depiction of a near-drowning is harrowing, and younger kids may need some help understanding the villain's motivation, which is presented in song. The traits that define the heroine are bravery and compassion, not just beauty.
Chaste romance -- nothing more graphic than a kiss at the altar.
A few scenes of short-lived peril. A depiction of a near-drowning.
Two characters who might have been enemies in another studio's hands end up being kind to and supportive of each other -- good girl-power message. And the well-sketched villain gets a timely comeuppance. The main character never wavers in her self-awareness, making her irresistible to the prince. Extremely positive images of kindness to animals.
Unavoidable, because this is part of the Barbie franchise. Toy aisles are crowded with spinoffs related to this movie, from dolls to a hairstyling head.
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