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Once Upon a Mattress

posted by Nell Minow
Lowest Recommended Age:All Ages
MPAA Rating:NR
Nudity/Sex:Mild references to making babies and "the talk"
Violence/Scariness:Tense family situations
Diversity Issues:A theme of the movie
Movie Release Date:2005
DVD Release Date:2005
Lowest Recommended Age: All Ages
MPAA Rating: NR
Profanity: None
Nudity/Sex: Mild references to making babies and "the talk"
Alcohol/Drugs: None
Violence/Scariness: Tense family situations
Diversity Issues: A theme of the movie
Movie Release Date: 2005
DVD Release Date: 2005

“Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical version of “The Princess and the Pea,” is one of my favorites. Carol Burnett became a star for her portrayal of the kind-hearted but rather loud princess when it premiered on Broadway and she repeated the part in two television broadcasts. In this version she plays the queen, who will do anything to stay in power, which means stopping her timid son from finding a bride. The songs, written by Mary Rodgers (daughter of Richard Rodgers of “South Pacific” and “The King and I”) and Marshall Barer, are tuneful, witty, and utterly charming.

In supporting roles, Zooey Deschanel (“(500) Days of Summer”) and Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) are fairy-tale perfect. A great family movie!


(NOTE: Some mild references to making babies)

  • Mark

    Wow, matthew morrison is in this musical, i am totally watching this. I just love him in glee, such an awesome actor. But i don’t know about Zooey, i really don’t think she will be all that but we’ll see. LOL

  • Jenifer

    This movie is awesome but the video above is blurred. I have a question does it have a blu ray release?

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