Puss in Boots [2011] [PG] - 2.4.3

 
 

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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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In a land of fairy stories an orphaned kitten (voiced by Antonio Banderas) is taken in by a kindly woman (voiced by Constance Marie). He earns his boots as an award for bravery in the village, but as he grows up, he is tricked by a greedy Humpty A. Dumpty (voiced by Zak Galifiakis) into becoming involved in a bank robbery and the cat must flee as an outlaw. Also with the voices of Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Salma Hayek, Walt Dohrn and Guillermo del Toro. Directed by Chris Miller. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Four times, a male and a female cat dance Spanish dances while winking at each other; the last time, they appear to kiss behind his large hat when he dips her and leans close (we cannot see the kiss).
 A non-speaking female cat sighs with wide open eyes as a male cat leaves the room, suggesting romance, and two empty milk bottles and fish bones are seen lying on the floor, suggesting a cat "date." A female cat flirts continuously with a male cat, batting her eyes at him, curling her tail around his neck, purring and smiling. A male cat flirts several times with a female cat, purring in a deep voice and winking at her. In a cat dance club, a male cat winks at female cats and blows kisses at them causing some to faint. A male cat attempts to kiss a female cat and kisses a baby bird instead. A woman's husband asks her to have a baby twice, mentioning their biological clock, but she refuses, telling him to pretend their baby wild boars are their children.
 An egg shouts "Gonads!" as he slides down a hill and is stopped when he hits a golden egg between his legs. A cat asks his girlfriend if he is handsome as a stallion, and a tiger and she agrees with a smile. Three times, a male cat calls a female cat "bad kitty," implying sexy. A female cat tells an egg in a golden egg costume that he has no underwear on and the egg replies that he does not need any. A cat announces that he is known as a lover of women and a great lover.
 A woman is always fully clothed in a floor length dress, but has disproportionately huge breasts. Twice we see an animated man's chest briefly. A man folds a diaper over the stomach of a baby boar. In a long shot we see a man's pants fall down and knee-length underwear are visible.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - In a tavern, men taunt a male cat dressed in boots, hat and sword, and then pull his barstool out from under him as he clings to the bar; he loses his boots, he throws a knife at the head of one man and into a wanted poster of himself and when another man approaches with a knife, the cat sticks his sword under the man's chin, pinning him to the wall (no blood is shed).
 In an orphanage, bullies knock down an egg-boy and taunt him. Girls outside an orphanage throw garbage on an egg-boy. A male kitten in an orphanage saves an egg-boy from bullies by knocking down two of them and throwing a wooden spoon to knock them down again as they run away (no blood is visible).
 A giant goose, her baby, two cats and an egg are trapped on a crumbling bridge after a long chase by soldiers: the large goose lies under rubble on the bridge while a cat, the baby goose and the egg hold onto ropes hung over the side and held by the cat (they are all slipping), and the egg sacrifices himself by letting go, releasing the large goose as rubble falls and we see the egg fall (we see a few pieces of white egg shell on the ground below).
 An army of soldiers guard a small town and a prison that looks like a Spanish Inquisition site with dark dungeons, long pikes with axe heads and prisoners hanging in chains from walls; soldiers chase down an egg and a cat several times, throwing pikes, swords and knives into walls and roofs around them until the egg falls, rolls around and is captured while the cat flees by jumping off a tall bridge into a river.
 Two cats jump onto a huge moving wagon, break open a box and steal beans, but are discovered by a woman with a handgun and a knife; the woman chases the cats across the top of the wagon, one cat escapes, the woman hangs the other cat over a cliff as the wagon passes by, he escapes and is chased by the wagon (drawn by red-eyed wild boars) until the wagon he has jumped onto turns into a glider, and it reaches a cliff.
 Two cats and an egg build a catapult using a champagne bottle and a rope tied to the cork, the cats pop the huge cork and ride it across a dangerous looking valley, the egg uses the rope as a zip line to cross over and they, along with a small goose they have stolen, run across vines, fall into a river and slide into a whirlpool as a huge orange eye is seen (we hear loud roars). Two cats, an egg and a small goose become separated by soldiers chasing them.
 A wild bull charges an elderly woman that's limping and using a cane until a cat jumps onto one of the bull's horns and twists him to the ground. A goose the size of King Kong honks and stomps through a village in search of her baby, destroying houses but not people or animals.
 A woman shoots a man off a balcony with a loud handgun and we see the man fall and hear him hit the floor. A woman continually points and fires a large handgun at wagons, horse riders and characters on foot, but no one is harmed. A cat and a man fight with swords (no one is injured). Two cats climb in a window and circle each other until a woman fires a handgun into the wooden floor at their feet causing one cat to run out; the woman kicks the other cat out. A cat in Musketeer hat and boots engages in sword fighting with soldiers several times, but no one is injured; a cat dressed like Cat Woman with mask, cape and boots joins the swordfights twice and is unharmed. A few rooftop chases include two cats running between soldiers' pikes that stick in the roofs; sometimes they literally dance around the weapons and are always unharmed. A cat is imprisoned, and another cat frees him by jumping on the head of a jailer and knocking him out after the imprisoned cat hypnotizes him.
 A woman waves a shaving knife before shaving her husband. A man and a woman drive a giant black garbage collection-type wagon pulled by a herd of red-eyed black wild boars that charge toward the screen several times.
 We see a man and a woman, having been caught in the way of a huge stomping goose, in twin beds next to one another and in full body casts (we do not see how they were actually hurt).
 A cat falls down a long chute and into a club with dance-fighting as an event; two cats fight by dancing, growling, hissing and occasionally punching one another in the nose, one cat scratches toward her opponent as if in a litter box, the other cat drags his bottom and groin around her in a circle on the floor until he finally picks up a guitar and hits her in the head, to which she pulls off her mask and berates him and he yells loudly that he did not know she was a woman.
 We hear loud roars coming from a giant's castle. Two cats argue and threaten to break the other in half. A cat and an egg argue several times about whether to rob townspeople and about who is good and who is bad. A cat says to an egg, "You are a curse on my life!" and walks away. A cat and an egg have several loud discussions about what friendship is and what is good and bad. An egg yells about everyone mistreating him from childhood and now he is nothing. An egg says that a little goose's mom will be out for blood when she finds the village. We hear that a giant died years ago.
 A man throws a hat and two boots at a cat sitting in a prison window, knocking him out of the window (he is unharmed). An accident-prone egg-person falls a lot and rolls on the ground; he also flies a glider into a treetop, but is unharmed.
 There are a few images of fire include a giant town bonfire, a small campfire and fire shooting from a handgun several times but harming no one.
 A kitten and an egg become blood brothers by pricking one of the egg's fingers and a cat toe and shaking hands (we see a drop of blood on each hand). We see the silhouette of a woman cracking a large egg several times on the edge of a wagon and see a shooting stream of what might be egg white. We see spit in the air, but not the floor as a jailer spits on the floor of a cell. A goose periodically lays golden eggs and people and animals say that it is pooping gold.
 Two cats and an egg bury magic beans and a giant storm cloud appears overhead, the cloud sends down a torrent of bright blue and white light and some rain, a sprout appears and a wide beanstalk carries the three characters into the sky. An egg slams a champagne bottle on a wagon to open it.

PROFANITY 3 - 1 anatomical term, 6 mild scatological terms, 5 mild obscenities, 1 tongue-out raspberry noise, exclamations (shut up), name-calling (outlaws, thieves, crazy, greedy, desperate, amateur), stereotypical references to women, cats, cat people (owners), the obese, bullies, glamorous outlaws, Spanish soldiers, prisoners, milk drinking cowboys, beauty, superheroes, 2 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A prison guard asks a cat prisoner why he has a snuffbox of catnip and the cat replies, "It's for my glaucoma" (suggesting marijuana). A bartender pours liquor from an unlabelled bottle into a glass and we see one customer drink from a wine or liquor bottle four times, two cats and an egg build a catapult with a champagne bottle and a rope tied to the cork and when the cork pops we see a stream of champagne and a cat says "Cheers!" and an outdoor scene around a wagon shows a man and a woman with glasses of champagne after they pop a bottle's cork and liquid streams out (no one drinks). An egg and two cats are carried into the clouds by a huge beanstalk and speak in high voices as if they breathed helium and we hear that it is because of the thin air.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Bullies, orphans, teenagers, fairy tales, personal appearance, crime, greed, revenge, reputations, redemption, relationships, friends, families that are different, and honor.

MESSAGE - Bullies can redeem themselves and outlaws can become heroes.

Special Keywords: S2 - V4 - P3 - MPAAPG

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