Encanto

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Vibrant visuals, catchy songs, moving messages.

PG 2021 99 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 105 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 222 reviews

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age 6+

Adult soap opera filled with anxiety and beautiful scenery

As a Colombian, I greatly appreciated the wonderful effort to beautifully portray aspects of our diverse and rich culture. The music is lovely and the art is just so pictoresque. However, as a clinical psychologist and mother of a 3 year old, this movie is about anxiety and trauma. This movie is NOT for kids. Luisa's song is basically a panic attack. Bruno's love for a family that has shut him out doesn't make sense and has brought him nothing but pain and mental health issues. The evil of grandmother's messages can validate all the wrong things if not accompanied appropriately by an adult. There is almost TOO much magic and fiction in the plot, that ends up creating noise for the audience and the actual plot.

This title has:

Too much violence
20 people found this helpful.
age 6+

This film is everything. Truly.

This movie… WOW. As a mental health professional, survivor of deep generational trauma and a mother, this movie is everything. I hadn’t heard of it until my 6 year old son watched it in school and encouraged me to watch it with him. We’ve seen it 4 times now. It’s opened the door for us to have age appropriate discussions of self love, worthiness and forgiveness. Disney has really come a long way.. they have produced some truly revolutionary films in the past 6-7 years and I am here for it! The animation and film score are both phenomenal as well. We have been listening to the soundtrack for a month straight and can’t get enough!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
13 people found this helpful.

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