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This is what a Lena Dunham kids’ movie looks like

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HBO series “Girls” was infamously nudity-and-sex-filled has segued to the coming-of-age genre with her charming comedy “Catherine Called Birdy,” which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.Running time: 108 minutes.

Rated PG-13 (some suggestive material and thematic elements). In theaters Sept. 23. On Prime Video Oct. 7. Before you reflexively shield your children’s eyes, know that Dunham’s latest effort is a reasonably appropriate mashup of “Shrek” and “Brave” with the “bring out your dead!” aesthetic of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” While the story, which she has adapted from the novel by Karen Cushman, is quite mature in spots, the PG-13 movie has a worthwhile “be yourself” message that anybody can get behind.

It’s well-made, and endlessly likable. Lady Catherine (Bella Ramsey), who goes by Birdy, is a 14-year-old girl in 1290 England — and we first meet her during a slow-mo mud fight.

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