My review of the movie: I loved it. Marlie loved it. I thought it was more gender neutral than the other Disney Princess movies. I can't wait to see it again. However, there is a lot of voodoo in the movie, most of it pretty dark. If your child is easily scared, they may have trouble with it. Marlie was absolutely fine with it, but there was a young child that started crying hysterically in the theater at one of those parts. Depends on the kid. My 5 year old son will love it. Ironically, my almost 10 year old son will probably get freaked out at the voodoo, though I know he wants to see it too.
Marlie's review: (sidenote: Tiana is best friends with a blond haired caucasian girl)
"Mama, my favorite girl wasn't the one with the cheese color hair. My favorite girl was the chocolate girl, Princess Tiana." (yes she does describe all colors by the matching food)
"Mama, almost everyone in the movie was chocolate. They were chocolate like me. Princess Tiana is chocolate like me."
"Mama, that wasn't very nice what happened to the bad guy." (sidenote: not really a spoiler b/c you know in a Disney movie the bad guy never wins) (and I was impressed with her empathy)
Note to self: When sitting at the dinner table as a family, if you ask a 3 year old how the movie was, do not be surprised when she tells her brothers all the spoilers to the movie.