Disney’s Invisible Sister – Disney Channel – 1 hour 29 minutes
Disney’s Channel’s latest Halloween movie, Invisible Sister, is based of a book by Beatrice Colin and Sara Pinto (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). It follows two sisters, Cleo and Molly Eastman. Molly is a popular, lacrosse playing, positive girl who is noticed by all. Cleo is a intelligent, sarcastic, self-imposed loner, that is noticed by none. Both girls are strong in their own right, but both are missing something. When Cleo’s teacher recognizes she is not living up to her potential, he ups the stakes by rejecting her science project proposal, giving her a harder project, and making it worth 1/2 of her grade. Under pressure, she works on a science experiment … meanwhile her popular sister is having a party. Somehow, Molly ends up an unfortunate result of her Cleo’s experiment. Now, Molly will live like Cleo feels: invisible. However, Cleo will have to pretend to be Molly. Molly informs Cleo that she must attend all her classes in order to play in the biggest lacrosse game of her life and be seen by college scouts. Now, Cleo will see what its like to be visible. To make matters worst, the invisibility will become permanent by midnight if the girls don’t work together.
As an adult, you know how this story will end. So, adults can go without seeing it. However, there is an important message for kids. Being invisible usually starts from within, but letting the world see the real you, will allow you to shine. Also, being popular doesn’t mean your life is easy; its just harder for people to see your problems. Every person is an iceberg, you will only see 10% of who they really are. This is a great movie for kids and can be used as a discussion platform for parents. It is worth it to watch it with your kids and discuss.
For Kids: I give it 4 out of 5 stars
For Parents with Kids: I give it 3 out of 5 stars
For everyone else: I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars
When I am apart of something that is bigger than myself, … well … then I am not alone – Molly
When I am apart of something that is bigger than myself, it makes you better – Cloe’