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Five for Families: Cinderella adds depth to classic tale
Lily James is Cinderella in Disney's live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, Cinderella, which brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. - photo by Deseret Connect
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

In theaters: 'Cinderella' writes that this film adds nuance and depth to the classic tale, stating, The film repeatedly emphasizes kindness and courage, which culminate in Ella graciously forgiving her wicked stepmother. Its something that gives this version of a story thats been around for several centuries an unexpectedly virtuous resonance. The website warns parents of young girls especially to be aware, however, of low-cut costumes and painfully corseted torsos. recommends the film for viewers ages 5 and older.

Redbox: 'Spare Parts'

According to Common Sense Media, the film is a true story of beating the odds and while it contains cursing, scenes of adult drinking, smoking and fighting, it is a feel-good starting point for discussions with mature tweens and teens about issues related to class, expectations, and immigration. recommends the film for viewers ages 12 and older.

Amazon Prime: 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

Parent Previews said that although the films silly antics may not appeal to everyone, the idea of setting off on an adventure ... is a wonderful reminder of the power of storytelling. While much of the film is lighthearted, some elements, including children being taken, may be too scary for young children. recommends the film for viewers ages 6 and older.

Netflix: 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

The Dove Foundation refers to the film as remarkable, stating that this family treat is filled with humor, adventure and positive messages. The website warns that while the story is far tamer than the book it is based on, there are a few elements that may cause questions from the little ones. recommends the film for viewers ages 8 and older.

iTunes: 'The Book of Life'

Parents Television Council states that the film is rife with traditional Mexican imagery and themes of selflessness, courage and love, and the sacrifices sometimes necessary to do what is right. It is rated PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images. recommends the film for viewers ages 8 and older.
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