FILM TITLE: BALLERINA
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: PG
DISTRIBUTOR: STER KINEKOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DIRECTOR: ERIC SUMMER
ERIC WARIN
MAIN CAST: ELLE FANNING
DANE DE HAAN
LANGUAGE: NONE
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: NONE
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: BALLERINA IS AN ANIMATED FILM WHICH TELLS THE STORY OF AN ORPHAN GIRL NAMED FELICIE. SHE DREAMS OF BECOMING A BALLERINA. ONE DAY ,WITH THE ASSITANCE OF HER FRIEND VICTOR (WHO ASPIRES TO BECOME AN INVENTOR,FELICIE FLEES FROM THE BRITANNY ORPHANAGE FOR PARIS. FELICIE THEN POSES AS BALLET STUDENT WHO WAS ACCEPTED TO STUDY AT THE OPERA BALLET SCHOOL. BUT HER LACK OF TRAINING IN BALLET MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR FELICIE TO COMPETE FAIRLY WITH OTHERS. IT IS ONLY WITH DETERMINATION ,HER PASSION FOR BEING A BALLERINA ,AND THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT SHE RECEIVES FROM VARIOUS ROLE PLAYES ,THAT FELICIE SUCCEEDS AND HER DREAM OF BECOMING A SUCCESFUL BALLERINA BECOME A REALITY. THE MATERIAL CONTAINS COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES WHICH EXPLORE ISSUES OF FRIENDSHIP ,TEAMWORK ,HARDWORK ,REVENGE ,PERSISTENCE ,BALLET DANCING ,MUSIC ,RELATIONSHIPS ,AND DETERMINATION. THE THEMES ARE HANDLED SENSITIVELY WITH NO MORAL HARM. THERE ARE POSITIVE MESSAGES WHICH CHILDREN CAN BENEFIT FROM,SUCH AS OVERCOMING CHALLENGES,PURSUING A DREAM WITH A PASSION AND DETERMINATION. IN ADDITION ,THE ANIMATION CONTEXT REDUCES THE OVERALL IMPACT ,MAKING THE FILM SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES. HOWEVER YOUNGER CHILDREN MAY BE CONFUSED OR MISLED BY SOME OF THE ISSUES WHICH ARE BEING EXPLORED,SUCH AS IDENTITY THEFT,DANCING CONTESTS ,RIVALRY ,REVENGE , AND GROWING UP AS AN ORPHAN.ALTHOUGH THE MATERIAL IS SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES ,PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS MAY DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT A CHILD IN THEIR CARE MAY VIEW THE CONTENT.