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Brave Movie Review

Set in the lush landscape and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Brave is Pixar’s first animated film with a female heroine. Based on a story written by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews from their own unique family experiences, they tell a story of perseverance, love, compassion, bravery and most of all, following your dreams.

brave poster

Merida, the teenaged, feisty red-haired daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor is stubborn, independent and ready to confront any tradition that could stand in the way of her destiny. The complete star of the movie and rightly so.

pixars brave merida

Merida is quite obviously “daddy’s little girl” and she and her mother don’t always see eye to eye. Merida reminds me so much of my little girl in that she is confident in who she wants to be and that she doesn’t always “fit the mold.” King Fergus is the mild, gentle soul, while Queen Elinor is the one who keeps the kingdom running smoothly.

Queen Elinor and King Fergus

Merida’s three little brothers are mischievous little monsters who are constantly terrorizing someone or something. They bring much laughter to the movie and with their chubby little cheeks…you just can’t help but to smile.

three little brothers on brave

The movie is rated PG and does have a bit of violence and very mild adult humor. There are a few fighting scenes, animal aggression and a few bare baby bums. You obviously know your children better than anyone, and hopefully this information will help you make the correct choice on what they can and can not handle.

Overall, a wholesome, family film!

I was invited to Los Angeles as a guest of Disney and Pixar. Most of my expenses were paid and all opinions are my own.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    I cannot wait to see this!!! So happy you had this awesome opportunity!

  2. 2

    I really want to see this! It looks soooo cute!

  3. 3

    It was such a great movie and my girls and I really enjoyed the mother/daughter focus!

  4. 4

    Sounds like an awesome movie!

  5. 5

    I do love the movie. Really. And my daughter loved it. I agree with the PG rating though and think it had some scary parts.

  6. 6

    Thanks for the review!

  7. 7

    We can’t wait to see this!

  8. 8

    I’m really looking forward to seeing the rest of this movie.

  9. 9

    I saw this with the boys yesterday and we all absolutely loved it!

  10. 10

    This movie is right up my alley and I can’t wait to watch it!

  11. 11

    Can’t wait to see this~!

  12. 12

    Awesome movie and I can’t say enough that you have to know your child it is not just a “this” is the age type of movie. That said my 6 year old enjoyed it and I loved it!

  13. 13

    What a great review!! Love the neked baby bums!

  14. 14

    I need a little one old enough to take to the movies! Otherwise I think I’ll be headed in on my own. 😉 Thanks for the review.

  15. 15

    I’m going to a matinee to check this out.

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    Will have to prescreen it before I let the kidlets watch.

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