Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
The “UglyDolls” live in Uglyville, a weird looking town where reject toys live. Based on a popular line of plush toys from 2001, the storyline focuses on pink Moxy (voices by Kelly Clarkson) who dreams of going to the ‘Big World’ and becoming the toy of a human child who will love her. She brings her loyal friends with her and they discover the Institute of Perfection, which is under the total control of super handsome uber-doll Lou (Nick Jonas), where dolls go to become perfect. Blake Shelton also stars.
The PG rating is for some mature themes and mixed messages that feel a little too mature for younger children. A couple of songs and characters tell the toys they’re unworthy if they’re “ugly” but the toys learn they’re worthy of love despite their unconventional looks. A few characters are stereotyped as “mean girls” and there’s a moment when Lou moves down a line of dolls, explaining why each is unacceptably imperfect, so there are several mixed messages about looks and self-worth that parents may object to. The characters are colorful but honestly… It wasn’t very appealing to me. The songs are catchy (I love Kelly’s voice) and in the end, Perfection and Uglyville merge and everyone learns to love and accept themselves. And Moxy finally gets her happy ending – a family and a child to love her.
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative writer, filmographer, radio and television host, author, and pundit for family values, has established her media expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment. Holly was the first ‘family film critic’ syndicated in over 365 newspapers by The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on various media outlets and can now be seen on Uplift TV, Parables movie channel, and thelaundrymoms.com.
In 2002, Holly was asked by Mel Gibson to film the behind-the-scenes interviews for “The Passion of the Christ”. She produced a one hour special, “The Making of The Passion of the Christ”, that aired on TBN and ION. She has since produced numerous press features for various films (The Passion Of The Christ, Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, etc.) and is listed on IMDB .
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother and mentor, passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com