Dr. Dolittle 2

 
 

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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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MPAA Rating: PG

Eddie Murphy returns as the doctor who can talk to the animals. This time Dr. Dolittle tries to save the animals from the doings of an evil clear-cutting magnate. Also with Kristen Wilson, Jeffrey Jones, Kevin Pollak, Steve Irwin, Lisa Kudrow, Norm Macdonald, Kyla Pratt, Raven-Symone, Molly Shannon, Adam Vernier, Steve Zahn and Lil' Zane. [1:21]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man and a woman kiss a couple of times; one time they nearly kiss while dancing and talking romantically, and a young man and woman nearly kiss, but the young man ends up kissing a monkey instead. A young woman wears tight fitting, figure revealing clothes and dances suggestively in front of a mirror. Some sexual innuendo, including animals "cleaning" their private parts, being in heat, and two turtles with an infertility problem. A man talks suggestively about a gift he brought his wife from France, there are discussions about helping bears mate, animals flirt with each other, an animal refers to being a virgin, and some non-profane anatomical references.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A crocodile talks about taking a man's arm off and we hear a crunch and a burp. A man pokes a bear several times and a bear shoves a man who falls into a pile of excrement. A bear falls down basement stairs and falls from a tree. A bear walks out onto a log, which hangs over a cliff, and it nearly breaks. Bees swarm a few men and a bear, birds target and drop droppings on two men, wolves surround and snarl at two men, a man is pelted with eggs, rats swarm a man's office and he tries to stomp on them, and a bear growls loudly at a man. A bear is shot with a tranquilizer dart. Two mice are dropped from a window into a dumpster, and a man threatens to throw a possum off a roof. Two men yell at each other over the phone. A bear nearly drowns while learning how to catch fish. A wolf snarls at a dog several times. A bear has noisy and smelly indigestion, a dog marks forest trees repeatedly, a wolf marks a dog and a raccoon urinates on a desk.

PROFANITY 3 - 9 mild profanities, some anatomical terms, and some religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Being differently gifted, being 16, humans encroaching on wildlife, clear cutting, speciesism, misrepresentations of Darwin's "survival of the fittest," love, hope.

MESSAGE - Everybody needs a family. Don't give up without a fight.

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