Appearance is everything, right?
Well, in Ugly Ville things do not follow these rules. Everyone is happy and, as one of the songs states, “The world couldn’t be any brighter!” Each doll feels wanted and loved for being well… themselves! These “Not-So-Perfect” dolls are living the best life ever and nothing could bring them down.
But, Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) wants to go to the Big World and find a child to cherish her. “Every doll has a child”, is sung during Ugly Dolls and everyday Moxy (Clarkson) wakes up thinking that today is the day she will be picked for the Big World. When Lucky Bat (Leehom Wang) gives Moxy (Clarkson) some advice from a fortune cookie on how to get to the Big World, the cookie reads “Find your own truth”.
Moxy decides that she will try to find her own truth and go to the big world with her friends Ugly Dog (Pitbull), Babo (Gabriel Iglesias), Wage (Wanda Sykes), and Lucky Bat (Leehom Wang). So, they journey up the place where new ugly dolls get dumped, go up the tunnel, and find a place called “Institute of Perfection”.
If they can prove to be good enough for the Big World then Moxy (Clarkson) will get her child. It’s not like this is ever going to happen though with Lou around. Lou is the most perfect one in all of Perfection and he doesn’t like anybody how looks or acts different. His motto is even “Prettiness makes Perfect!” because he loves perfection. Right from the beginning he tried to bring Moxy (Clarkson) and her, in his words, “Little band of Misfits”, down. He made them feel like they were outcasts and freaks, but they held their ground and kept on going, even through the toughest times.
Luckily, not everyone one in Perfection is bad. Mandy (Janelle Monae) is not as perfect as she looks. Sadly, everyone has to be perfect or they get rejected. “Perfect dolls have perfect eyesight” – Mandy (Monae). So, she becomes friends with the Ugly Dolls and helps them become more like all the other people, while trying to fit in herself.
Pitbull, 38 (Ugly Dog) says that he feels like he is, and has always been the underdog but this movie has helped him through that. Kelly Clarkson, 37 (Moxy) says that it’s hard for her to watch her kids grow up with social media thinking that they aren’t perfect but she thinks that everyone is perfect and you just have to open your eyes to truly see this.
In summary, Ugly Dolls has a very clear message to all the people around the world “You are perfect in every single way”. Ugly Dolls also helps kids understand what it’s going to be like when they get older.
Also, this movie made quite an impression on viewers and told them that it’s okay to be a little, or a lot different.
With laughter, sadness, and happiness Ugly Dolls is a wonderful movie that viewers ages 4-12 years old will enjoy. You should definitely watch Ugly Dolls today.