Peter Pan [2003] [PG]

 
 

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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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Another crack at the classic tale about the boy who never grows up. This time he's played by a real boy, Jeremy Sumpter, and the adventure, as always, takes place in Never Land and Peter has many run ins with Captain Hook (Jason Isaacs, who also plays Mr. Darling). Also with Lynn Redgrave, Ludivine Sagnier and Olivia Williams. Directed by P.J. Hogan. [1:44]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A boy and a girl kiss, and a girl kisses a boy. A boy and a girl dance together and talk about feelings and love, and the girl tries to touch the boy's face. A boy and a girl look flirt and act as if they like each other romantically. A boy and a girl make believe that they are the mommy and daddy to a group of boys (a vague allusion to their being a romantic couple). A man is bare-chested as he dresses. A boy is thrown into a bathtub and although he is nude we see little discernable detail. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage. A man says to a girl, "you are my new obsession..."

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man stabs a man, a man shoots a man in the chest (we see a bloody hole in his chest) and he falls into water. A man grabs a girl around the throat, he shoots a man, he shoots another man and children that are watching scream, and a man holds his hook to a girl's throat. A man and a boy fight with swords, a man and a girl fight with swords, and the man flips and falls on stones below. Another man chops a teddy bear's head off with a sword, a girl hits a man in the face with a sword, a man is hit in the crotch, and a boy is caught in a net that falls into the water and pulls him under. A girl is forced to walk along a plank by men with swords drawn, a crocodile approaches, she falls off the plank, and a boy is taken to the plank. A man and a boy fight with swords, jumping among the sails of a ship and along the rigging, the boy is kicked through a sail, knocked in the head and held with a sword to his throat (he has blood on his head), and a girl head-butts a man. Other children fight men with swords. Two men stab each other, a man jumps off a plank, a man is shoved off a ship, and a man is shoved into a mast. A man and a boy fight with swords, the man ends up hovering over the open jaws of a crocodile, he falls in and the jaws clamp shut. A boy and a girl fight with swords, and he holds a sword to her throat. A man head-butts a boy, holds a hook over his throat and threatens to kill him. A man falls from the rigging of a sail into the sea. Boys are chased by a crocodile with glowing red eyes, they run into a cave, a rock opens, they run through a passage, they are caught in a trap and hang by their feet. A huge red-eyed crocodile comes after a man, lunging and snapping at him several times, the man screams and is terrified. A plank is prepared for children to walk on. A cannon is fired, it hits a cloud where children are sitting, a girl is knocked back (we see her unconscious), another cannon is fired and it hits a mast which splits and falls. A man holds a gun on a girl, and a man shoots at a boy. A parrot squawks at a man who shoots at it. A fairy's light fades after drinking poison. A fairy's light goes dim and a man flicks her off a tree branch. A girl falls down a hill, she is grabbed by a man who holds a hook to her throat and she spits on the man. A boy lunges at other boys with a sword. A boy threatens to run a pirate through, a man plans to kill a boy, and a man threatens to run a boy through. A fairy drags a girl by the hair, tries to hurt her and threatens to kill her. A boy tries to hammer his shadow back onto his foot, a girl stitches a shadow onto a boy's foot with needle and thread and the boy winces. Two boys and a girl are tied to rocks awaiting a crocodile to come and eat them. A man talks about a person having cut off his arm and thrown it to a crocodile. A man is missing his arm from the elbow down -- we see the scarred stump as he straps himself into a prosthetic. A man screws a hook into his prosthetic arm. An eerie-looking mermaid pulls a girl's hand trying to drag her into the water. A man and a woman grieve for their children. We see children bound and gagged. A boy yells and sends out a sound wave that throws men through the air. A dog barks at a boy and bites his shadow pulling it off. A boy fights with his shadow hitting it, dragging it and thumping it onto the floor. A bird hisses and snaps at a fairy. A boy and a girl practice sword fighting. A dog slides into a group of men who toss paper in the air. A boy and a girl play-fight with wooden swords. Children fly through the air over a city and into the clouds. A fairy gets trapped in a drawer, a boy is poked in the eye by his telescope, and a girl falls down a slide. A boy states that children should be spanked. Children talk about a pirate "clawing your belly," a boy says of mermaids "they'll drown you if you get too close," a boy talks about a "fairy falling dead." A dog flips a boy into a bathtub. A man yells and drags a dog by the collar. A fairy flies through a room knocking books down and tossing toys around. We see a mangy looking parrot that's missing a leg, and pirates are scarred and pimply. We see skeletons on a rock. Boys tackle a man and give him hugs.

PROFANITY 0 - None. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Growing up, love, family, friendship, jealousy, bravery, sacrifice, discipline, loneliness, corporal punishment, grief.

MESSAGE - All children grow up eventually.

(Note: People are shown drinking alcohol and smoking. A man offers a girl wine, rum and a cigar.)

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