04 November 2015

TV Movie Review: "Invisible Sister"

Rated: TV-G
Starring: Rowan Blanchard, Paris Berelc, and Karan Brar
Released: October 9, 2015 (Disney Channel premiere)
Synopsis: Cleo (Rowan Blanchard, Girl Meets World) has always felt invisible; for far too long, she has lived in the shadow of her sister Molly (Paris Berelc).  When Cleo's science experiment goes awry, it accidentally turns Molly invisible! Worse yet, Molly has a lacrosse game where college scouts are observing the players, and the school's big Halloween dance is that night! Cleo spends the day masquerading as Molly...but, she can only keep it up for so long.  Will Molly finally become visible again, or is she doomed to spend the rest of her life as an invisible woman?
As seen on Disney Channel.  Also stars Karan Brar (Jessie).

The Good: Nobody makes telefilms quite like the Disney Channel; while not always amazing, their Original Movies (also known as DCOMs) are usually quite fun and entertaining...including this one.  I actually identified with the character of Cleo; for quite a while, I've often felt like I was being ignored, though part of it was actually my fault, because I didn't say anything until it was too late.  The actors were all great, and the plot was involving.

The Bad: Really, the only complaint I had was a usage of the d-word in the movie; while nothing compared to most flicks these days, it still didn't seem appropriate for a film like this.  Most people won't mind, though.

Content Concerns:
  • Sex: Flirting. 4/5
  • Nudity: Slight cleavage; a girl wears an outfit that shows her bra straps. 4/5
  • Language: One usage of the d-word. 4/5
  • Violence: Some rough-and-tumble action during a lacrosse meet; a girl falls from a tree into a puddle. 4/5
  • Drugs: A substance causes a girl to turn invisible. 4/5
  • Frightening/Intense Scenes: A scene of emotional intensity; since this movie takes place during Halloween, some scary background visuals--i.e., decorations--are present. 3/5
Conclusion: I've reviewed countless Disney Channel productions on this blog, and most of them have been pretty good...including this one.  I doubt I'll be watching it again anytime soon, but, for fans of DCOMs, this is definitely worth at least one viewing...even if Halloween may be over for the year.

Score: 4/5

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