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Is this film suitable for a sensitive 7 year old?

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roselemonade Thu 28-Apr-16 19:25:26

My niece loves princessy things but I want to introduce her to slightly more interesting heroines than the classic Disney ones (I know some of them are great, but really how many times can you watch Mulan/Frozen?)

So I wanted to buy her "Ever After: A Cinderella Story" on BluRay for her next birthday (she'll be 7).

To jog your memory, this is a live-action film based on the fairy tale, but without the magical element. It's set in 16th century France and tells it as though it's the true story of what really happened. Drew Barrymore stars as the Cinderella character, who's name is Danielle; she's a fearless girl and an avid reader who stands up for herself - there's even a scene towards the end where her prince comes to rescue her, only to find she's rescued herself and he wasn't needed at all. I love it.

It's a beautiful, romantic film with a great heroine and message, and is mostly suitable I think - I know I would have loved it at her age - BUT she's quite a sensitive girl with a very vivid imagination (we watched the Muppet Christmas Carol over the holidays, after which she had a terrible nightmare about ghosts...) and there's one scene at the beginning where her father dies from a heart attack and I'm a tiny bit worried it might scare her.

The film is a PG. I don't want to get in trouble with the parents if she starts crying about the dad dying. I remember being about 5 years old when I realised my mum and dad would die one day and I cried a lot! Am I worrying too much do you think? Have you seen it, and do you think it's generally suitable?

FuckoffJournoScum Thu 28-Apr-16 19:26:53

I think generally it is but why not ask her parents? Just tell them about the scene you are worried about.

Dizzybintess Mon 30-May-16 22:41:52

I love that movie and my 5 year old has seen it. She found the plot a little complicated but a 7 year old should get it

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