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The UglyDolls Movie will Leave You Smiling

by Andrea Updyke

Have you seen the UglyDolls movie yet? With all the craziness in the news, I have to say this movie was a breath of fresh air. I recently attended an early screening with my 10-year old and we both had a great time. 

Should you take your kids to the theater to see this one? Read my UglyDolls parent’s guide to see what we think. As always, our movie reviews are honest and spoiler-free.

Tickets were provided at no cost by STXfilms. All opinions are my own.

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About the UglyDolls Movie 

UglyDolls is a movie about acceptance, dreaming and giving grace to both yourself and those around you. It’s a musical movie full of catchy tunes and a positive message that kids and parents will both appreciate. 

Official: In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.

UGLYDOLLS - Title Treatment

Fun at the UglyDolls Movie Screening

I attended the screening with my 10-year old son, Oscar and I wondered if this would be the movie for him. He’s a huge Marvel fan and lately, we’ve been all action all the time. 

UglyDolls is in theaters now so let’s get right to it to see if it’s a good fit for your family. 

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To my delight, we both really enjoyed UglyDolls and it was nice to leave the theater with a smile. We even had some good conversations about kindness on the way home, which is always a win if you ask me. 

As a bonus, the kids got to make bracelets and grab some official UglyDolls Pez dispensers before the movie. Oscar loved that part!

ugly dolls bracelet craft
ugly dolls bracelet

Is UglyDolls Good For Kids?

The great thing about this movie is that you can definitely take young kids without too much worry. Moxy, the main character played by Kelly Clarkson, is positive, lovable and inspiring.

When there are moments of tension or adversity, you can expect a lighthearted diversion or a song to keep things moving in a positive direction.

If your kids are in elementary school, I think UglyDolls will be a fun family outing for all. The younger ones will enjoy the bright colors and music, while the older children will pick up on some of the messaging.

There is one song in a world called “Perfection” that has a lot of negativity and you quickly learn that the singer is the villain of the story. He’s just plain mean. 

As you can expect, however, the story wraps up with a sweet and satisfying resolution and yes, I even wiped away a mom tear or two.

If you’re looking for a light and friendly family movie, you can’t go wrong with UglyDolls.

Ugly Dolls Movie Poster

UglyDolls is rated PG for thematic elements and brief action and stars Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Wang Leehom, Emma Roberts and Pitbull, Bebe Rexha, Charlie XCX, and Lizzo. Follow UglyDolls on Facebook for more. 

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