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Overall B

A spunky, brunette Cinderella (voice of Sarah Michelle Geller) is forced into action when her evil stepmother (Sigourney Weaver) decides to take over Fairy Tale Land and put a stop to all the happy endings. Although this computer animation blends together several well-known fairytale characters and voice talents (such as George Carlin and Freddie Prinze Jr.), it falls short of concocting an enchanting formula.

Violence B
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use A-

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild action and rude humor.

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Happily N’Ever After

Rumplestilskin is worried about the effect of violence on his baby. Do you think violent movies have an effect on children? Does your family have viewing guidelines?

What does Ella like about the Prince? Is their relationship based more on looks or personality? What qualities does she fail to appreciate in Rick?

How does the depiction of Cinderella in this film differ from the classic 1950’s animated film? What stereotypes does this script alter? To which portrayal do you relate?

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