Imagine Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. But instead of the seven dwarfs being cute little bumbling miners, they are actually arrogant princes that were changed into ugly dwarfs to learn a lesson. And instead of Snow White being a dainty, helpless, size -3; she is actually a smart, independent girl who can hold her own. And instead of an evil queen that is obsessed with youth and beauty…wait, no, she’s still an evil queen obsessed with youth and beauty. So, if you can imagine all that (including Snow White rescuing the dwarfs instead of the other way around), then you should get a kick out of Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs.
Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is a fun, family friend parody of all the classic fairy tale movies. Snow White takes a pair of magic red shoes from the evil queen (her stepmother), and when she puts them on, she is transformed into a beautiful princess. Although technically, I’m fairly certain she was already a beautiful princess. Let’s just say that the shoes transformed her into a more stereotypical princess. All this is happening while Snow White is trying to find out what happened to her father, the king. Snow White enlists the help of the seven dwarfs, who must receive a kiss from a princess to break their curse. Through it all, Snow White must determine whether she wants to be herself, or whether she wants to be “Red Shoes,” the stereotypical princess that everyone fawns over.
Red Shows and the Seven Dwarfs is a fun movie. It pokes fun at all the normal fairy tale stereotypes and delivers its message in an intelligent way without being preachy. My 10-year-old daughter loved it. I laughed quite a bit. My 2-month-old daughter just kind of stared with a bemused expression or slept. But she’s two months old, what are you gonna do?
Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is a family-friendly, funny, fun movie that your whole family will enjoy. Out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Streaming. Check it out for yourself.
Disclaimer: The reviewer was provided with a copy of the movie for free to review, but all opinions are my own.