Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

2009 TV-G 1h 38m DVD

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie

2009 TV-G 1h 38m DVD
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After arguing with her mother during a family trip to the Caribbean, teenage wizard Alex Russo wishes aloud that her parents had never met -- only to be shocked when her wish turns into reality.
Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise, Steve Valentine, Xavier Torres, Jennifer Alden, Jazmín Caratini
Lev L. Spiro
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie offers more of the tween-friendly content that families have come to expect from Wizards of Waverly Place. Teenage Alex gives her parents and siblings fits with her rebellious -- and often disrespectful ¿ behavior (she talks back, sneaks out of the house, etc.), but she learns important lessons about family ties and self-confidence when she's forced to team up with her brother to save her family. There's no cause for concern in giving tweens the go-ahead on this feel-good movie.

Sexual Content

Some mild flirting among teens and adults; a married couple shares a brief kiss.


Not applicable


One use of "dang it" is as iffy as it gets.

Social Behavior

The movie centers on a strong family and includes positive messages about self-confidence, respect, and family bonds. Alex learns some important lessons about the risks of behaving rashly and disrespectfully.


No advertising per se, but the movie is tied into one of Disney's popular brands.

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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