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UglyDolls – Rated PG – 1 hr. 27 mins.
DIRECTOR: Kelly Asbury
WRITERS: David Horvath, Sun Min-Kim, Allison Peck
STARRING the voices of Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monae, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Emma Roberts, Leehom Wang, Pitbull, Ice-T, and Kelly Asbury
When Moxy (Kelly Clarkson), and her band of friends soon realize that UglyTown is not place the place for them, as they long to find someone to love them, imperfections and all. When, they decide to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, even though their Friend Ox (Blake Shelton) tries to talk them out of it, the world seems to be their oyster, and they can’t wait to see what the great beyond holds. That is until they meet up with Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfectionist extraordinaire, who is going to make sure that these imperfect dolls meet with their demise, once and for all. Now, with Mandy (Janelle Monae), the little less than perfect Doll in their corner ~ and Ox on his way to save the day too ~ it seems that Moxy and her pals are going to finally find someone that will love them, just the way they are…
I give UglyDolls a rating of WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD OR NETFLIX: This film is full of fun, with lots of fabulous music throughout, it’s just made for a younger viewer than usual, from about 4-7 years old – but, I agree, they deserve movies written just for them too. The characters throughout are enjoyable to view, and the older children might be intrigued by the voices of Kelley Clarkson, Blake Shelton and Nick Jonas enough to get them through this film, but the storyline throughout moves really slow, especially for the older children, and adults too. But, with that said, the message Ugly Dolls conveys is vitally important and spot on for children of any age ~ as it emphasizes the importance of realizing “you are perfect, just the way you are!” Needles to say, I’m suggesting that if you don’t have little ones in your family to take to the theater this weekend, then you might want to hold off till UglyDolls hits on DVD or Netflix, so that you can take a gander at it, in the comfort of your own home, and that way if you feel a need to nod off while the kiddos are watching it, you can manage to do that too, and not feel bad about snoring your afternoon away in the theater…enough said ;