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Why Brave is wonderful

[SPOILERS, spoilers everywhere!] I went with my family today and saw the new Disney Pixar film, Brave. A synposis: A strong-willed lass, Merida exasperates her mother, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), with her pronounced lack of interest in daintiness, needlework, gentleman callers, and all other forms of stereotypical feminine activity. She charms her burly, good, but …