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Bratz: Girlz Really Rock Review

  • Release Date: Apr 19, 2008
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  • Runtime: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Genres: Animated Musical, Children's/Family, Concerts, Music
  • Director:Mucci Fassett

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 8+

Sexualized kids' characters meet Camp Rock.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this musical movie features Bratz characters who are too overtly sexy for the tweens at which they are aimed, the story line itself is mostly benign.

  • Families can talk about the camp the Bratz are attending. Why do you think the few adults in the story are depicted as silly or mean? Have you ever had to make choices between practicing a skill and having fun? How do you decide when you're doing too much of one or the other?

The good stuff
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    Messages: A well-trod tale of friends deciding to go it alone for a competition, only to realize that they have more fun when working together as a team. A seemingly mean girl is given a chance by the four friends and develops into a friendly and sympathetic character. At camp the kids have little if any supervision; adults are either mean, clueless, or completely absent.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Hijinks with water balloons is as bad as it gets.

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    Sexy stuff: Skimpy clothes and high-heeled shoes are the trademark trampy look for the characters, who nonetheless manage to keep things platonic with male characters. A surprisingly sweet and gentle flirtation between a teenaged boy and girl.

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    Language: Slang abounds, but no swearing.

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    Consumerism: Tie-ins to related Bratz dolls are inevitable, and the DVD packaging features ads for the dolls, video game, wireless microphone, and something called a Music Video Star Maker.

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue