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.
Some mild flirting among teens and adults; a married couple shares a brief kiss.
One use of "dang it" is as iffy as it gets.
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 /