Bratz: The Movie
As long as they can remember, Yasmin (Nathalia Ramos), Jade (Janel Parrish), Sasha (Logan Browning) and Cloe (Skyler Shaye) have been “BFF” – Best Friends Forever. Inseparable since they first met, the young girls have always supported each other’s individual personalities, talents and fabulous fashion styles. But now as the foursome enter Carry Nation High, Yasmin, Jade, Sasha and Cloe face a brand new world: a blackboard jungle, where for the first time they discover life as a teenager means dealing with a system of social cliques, all strictly enforced by senior Meredith Baxter Dimly. Finding themselves being pulled further and further apart, the girls band together and rise up as “the Bratz” to fight peer pressure, in turn learning how true empowerment means standing up for your friends, being true to oneself and living out one’s dreams and aspirations.
Here is a movie that is just for girls, particularly ages five to fourteen. “Bratz” would make a great girls’ night for moms and their daughters. If your daughter or daughters play with the dolls, then they will love this movie. While dressing different is not always a bad thing, it should be done in a tasteful manner and the filmmakers actually tamed down the dress code a little.
One of the things I enjoyed the most about this flick was that there were many “coming-of-age” messages that were handled very well. When starting high school, girls go through a lot of changes, especially with regard to their friends, self image and fitting in. “Bratz” deals with issues in a way most moms would be proud of. There are lessons such as being yourself and getting along with others which are dealt with very appropriately. Plus they show how wrong it is for someone to be over-controlling and think they are better than others around them.
All in all “Bratz” is a winner and we are happy to award the film The Dove Family-Approved Seal.