Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars

2010 NR 1h 27m DVD

Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars

2010 NR 1h 27m DVD
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In this updated twist on Louise Fitzhugh's children's classic, intrepid writer Harriet Welsch is determined to become the class blogger despite stiff competition from her archrival, the snooty Marion Hawthorne.
Jennifer Stone, Kristin Booth, Wesley Morgan, Doug Murray, Shauna MacDonald, Jason Blicker, Jayne Eastwood, Melinda Shankar, Alexander Conti, Vanessa Morgan
Ron Oliver
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Harriet's brand of spying often borders on voyeurism and crime, since she breaks into hotel rooms, steals, and uses electronic sound equipment and her camera phone to dig up dirt on a teen heartthrob she's trying to defame. Though content like this is typically worrisome for kids and tweens, within the context of the movie it illustrates important points about privacy and the dangers of using the Internet (or other media) to bully or embarrass someone (since Harriet eventually learns from her mistakes). Similarly, Harriet's troubles with peer pressure, family, and friends speak to the importance of communication and respect -- themes that young viewers will be hard-pressed to miss.

Sexual Content

Teen girls swoon over a handsome actor and talk about him being "hot."


Not applicable


Sporadic use of "idiot" and "shut up," but nothing stronger.

Social Behavior

The movie promotes strong messages about privacy issues, as Harriet learns that invading someone's privacy can have far-reaching negative results. It also deals thoughtfully with issues like peer pressure and the tenuous nature of communication between kids and parents.


Fans of the movie might be inspired to pick up the books that inspired it (but that's not really a bad thing, is it?).

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • 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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