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Clifford's Really Big Movie [2004] [G]



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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The loveable, really, really big red dog makes his big screen debut: Clifford leaves Birdwell Island with his friends T-Bone and Cleo to follow a carnival troupe of amazing animals as they make their way toward a contest for fame, fortune and a lifetime supply of Tummy Yummies -- Clifford feels guilty for being such a burden on Emily Elizabeth and her family and feels the only way he can help is to win free food. With the voices of John Ritter, Wayne Brady, Kath Soucie, Cree Summer and Cam Clarke. Directed by Robert Ramirez. [1:13]

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A group of animals execute a plan to free a really gigantic dog: one launches himself through the air, attaches a cable to a roof top, the other animals climb across and down the cable, sneak through a house, are trapped in an amusement park and are chased by men with nets; the animals crash into a gate, some men are knocked around, one crashes into a fountain, one is nearly hit by a train ride, and men with lassos are knocked down like bowling pins. A bus with animals in it begins to roll backward, down a steep, winding road, the animals are jostled, a man chases the bus, climbs in and is also tossed around. Three dogs are chased by police, they hide in an alley, and they run. A man dognaps a dog for his daughter to add to her collection of really big things. One animal tells another animal to go away and that he is not needed. Animals do carnival acts that include: A cow walks a tight-rope, a dog rides down a high ramp on roller blades, swirls through a spiral track, flies through the air and parachutes to the ground (after nearly hitting audience members), a ferret swings from a trapeze, and a Chihuahua lifts a very heavy barbell (he drops it on the stage making a hole in the floor). In one such act the ferret lands on the head of the cow while on the high wire, the cow wobbles, they begin to fall, juggling pins are dropped onto a man's head, the cow lands on the man and the ferret is catapulted through the air then comes crashing down on the man. Another act has the cow sneezing, falling from the high wire, grabbing the ferret who swings from a trapeze, they swing, the other animals grab on, they spin around, the tent is pulled down, they plunge toward the ground and are caught one-by-one before hitting. When a gigantic dog comes to a new town people and animals are frightened of him; the people run and scream, the animals hide and beg him not to eat them, and two men fall off a pier into water. Trees and the ground shake when a gigantic dog runs. A girl acts as if she's nauseous after riding a carnival ride. A man is sprayed with mud when a dog runs through a puddle. A gigantic dog licks other animals and humans and leaves them very soggy.

PROFANITY 0 - 2 "dangs." [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Friendship, love, family, competition, jealousy, greed, disappointment, guilt, show business, sorrow, fear of heights, secrets, team work, fame, being homesick, insecurity, misunderstandings.

MESSAGE - Nothing can replace friendship.

Special Keywords: S0 - V2 - P0 - MPAAG

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