The Rugrats Movie

 
 

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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: G

Movie version of the popular Nickelodeon animated show: One-year-old Tommy, with his friends Chuckie, Phil and Lil and his older cousin Angelica, get lost in a forest while trying to retrieve Tommy's newborn brother Dil. With the voices of Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie and Cheryl Chase. [1:19]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - We see a bare cartoon behind. There are many references to pregnancy and birth, as well as a few implied references to private parts, circumcision and umbilical cords. Newborns create a fountain of urine as they simultaneously urinate out of their cribs (we only see the stream of urine). A pregnant woman gets ready to give birth.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - There are several quite tense scenes as the toddlers get lost in a dark and threatening forest. A long sequence inspired by the opening scene of the " Raiders of the Lost Ark" shows the Rugrats go through a tunnel while a boulder is speeding towards them; then they jump over a ravine. In another scene they sit in a toy car while it speeds down a hill and almost over a cliff, then falls into a river and almost goes down a waterfall. One of the toddlers falls into a river and another hangs onto a rickety bridge. Several scary looking circus monkeys surround and taunt the toddlers and kidnap one of them. A very scary wolf threatens the toddlers and fights a dog; both fall into a river. Kids fight over toys and one kid throws up.

PROFANITY 2 - A lot of mild scatological humor, some strictly kiddie scatological and anatomical references, several insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Pregnancy and birth, new siblings, senility, different lifestyles, professional success.

MESSAGE - Kids are resourceful. Dormant older adults do not make good baby-sitters.

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