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Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie Review

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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 23 min.
  • Genres: Animated, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 4+

Strawberry and friends work together to achieve goals.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this animated adventure story with Strawberry Shortcake and her friends goes to great lengths -- through song, example, and conversation -- to discuss the importance of the power of dreams and imagination to create the lives we wish for ourselves. For younger viewers and their parents, this movie should provide ample opportunities to discuss aspirations and how they can be achieved.

  • Families can talk about the importance of having dreams and making them a reality. Kids: What are some of your goals? How can you accomplish them?
  • In the film, one of the characters says, "To believe in dreams, first you have to believe in yourself." What does that mean?
  • When her friends get mad at each other, Strawberry must figure out a way to make them friends again. Has there ever been a time when you were upset with one of your friends? How did you make up?

The good stuff
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    Educational value: This movie is intended to entertain, not educate.

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    Messages: If you believe in your dreams and work hard to achieve them, anything is possible.

  • rolemodels true3

    Role models: Strawberry Shortcake and her friends think positively, work together, and are good friends. Strawberry appears pre-makeover in this movie -- looking more like a girl than a teen, like in newer Strawberry Shortcake features.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Not an issue

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: The character of Strawberry Shortcake, as well as her friends, are also sold as toy figures by the Hasbro Corporation.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue