Yeah, the fact that you can’t use the mouse directly and the buggy virtual remote do make Leawo less than ideal. But the fact that it can handle blu-rays and ISOs, plus the free price tag make up for it if you ask me.
By the way, I find that the virtual remote only displays on menus where you would need it and when the option doesn’t display as it should, closing and restarting the program usually does the trick.
When it’s displaying properly, it looks like this and clicking it brings up this control window.
I think it depends on the parent and on the child. There are some pretty mature elements in even what is the arguably lightest film of the Original Trilogy. Though they are all brief or off screen, Star Wars includes dismemberment, torture, and genocide. I can see how a parent might want to wait a few years, either because of their own values or the sensativity of the individual kiddo.