Dora is a bubbly and joy-filled teenager who views the world differently than her classmates.
She loves high school. They hate it.
She encourages the unpopular kids. They bully them.
She sings upbeat songs – wearing a big smile to boot. They drag through the day, wishing they were home.
Of course, Dora wasn’t raised like the other kids. She grew up in a South American jungle, playing with monkeys and carrying around snakes.
Her explorer/professor parents taught her to respect nature and to be kind to others. Most of all, they raised her with a love for learning and life. She didn’t – gasp – grow up with smartphones, social media and television. And she’s better for it.
But then she moved to California. And then she entered high school. And then she encountered creatures – ornery teens – she’s never seen.
She’s tamed the jungle. But can she tame her classmates?
The Nickelodeon movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG) opens this weekend, starring Isabela Moner (Instant Family) as Dora, Eva Longoria (Dog Days) as her mother, and Michael Peña (Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp) as her father.
It’s a live-action adaptation of the popular animated series Dora the Explorer. Only this time, Dora is more grown-up.
The movie follows Dora as she and three friends get kidnapped and taken back to South America, where the bad guys want her to help them find a lost city of gold.
Here are four things parents should know:
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