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Age by Age Review For: American Girl: Paige Paints the Sky
American Girl: Paige Paints the Sky

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Best For Tweens (10-12)
Not Rated
Age-By-Age Guide
Life Lessons
Nine-year-old aspiring artist Saige is encouraged by her Grandma Mimi (Jane Seymour) to take action when her school’s art program falls victim to budget cuts.

Although the American Girl movies are often criticized as vehicles to sell more dolls, they absolutely stand on their own and have a great deal to offer their young audience. The stories are so empowering, and this one is especially timely and practical, showing girls how to take charge and effect change. Saige is easy to relate to, as she worries about saving her beloved art class, winning back her BFF and making her grandmother proud. Girls will find her to be a great role model--and, yes, they will probably want the doll, too.
Baby (0-2)
No This movie is intended for older children.
Preschool (3-5)
No This movie is intended for older children.
Kids (6-9)
Maybe Younger children in this age group probably haven't experienced many of the issues Saige faces but, because she's a very likable character, they may still be interested in following her story. Older girls will enjoy the musical fundraiser and the horseback riding, and will appreciate the close relationship Saige has with her grandmother.
Tweens (10-12)
Yes Tween girls will be horrified when Saige finds herself speechless during a press conference, and they will learn many valuable lessons by watching her build her self-confidence and finally overcome her stage fright. When Saige decides to "put on blinders" to focus, just like she does to help her horses, she's also helping young viewers develop a tool to alleviate their own anxiety. Older kids, who may believe, like Saige, "There's nothing I can do; I'm just a kid" will take to heart Mimi's advice that "sometimes it's good to shake things up a bit" and realize they really can make a difference.
--Lois Alter Mark, the Flicks for Kids Expert
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The combo pack comes with Blu-ray, DVD and digital versions of the movie.
Points For Parents
Movie Pluses

  • Empowers girls
  • Saige is a strong role model
  • Proves that an individual can make a difference
  • Celebrates friendship
  • Encourages self-expression
Movie Minuses

  • Saige's grandmother ends up in the hospital after a horseback riding accident