The Wild Thornberrys 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: PG

Based on the Nickelodeon animated series about the endearingly quirky Thornberrys, a family of naturalists who live in Africa: 12-year-old Eliza Thornberry, who can speak to animals, is sent to London after a frightening encounter with poachers. But she returns, discovers that the poachers plan to kill an elephant herd with an electrified fence, and it's up to her and her pet chimp Darwin to save the animals. With the voices of Lacey Chabert, Tim Curry, Lynn Redgrave, Jodi Carlisle, Tom Kane, Marisa Tomei, Brenda Blethyn, Alfre Woodard and Rupert Everett. [1:28]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A man and a woman get into bed together to sleep. A young man and a young woman hug. A teenage girl wears outfits that reveal her bare abdomen, cleavage and bare shoulders. A chimp refers to his "problem area." Many baboons dance and wiggle their bottoms in people's faces, and several people are given "wedgies" by a young boy.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Elephants grab a rope ladder with their trunks, and they shake it back and forth causing the helicopter to which it is attached to crash; the two people who were on board escape uninjured. We hear a gunshot, see a helicopter chasing cheetah cubs, and one is grabbed. The mother cheetah jumps on the man's back but slides off, a young girl grabs onto a rope ladder and hangs from the chopper trying to retrieve the cub, but a man steps on her fingers and cuts the rope, and she falls and lands on an air mattress on top of a camper. A man holds a girl over a cliff and threatens to let go of her. A young man jumps on a man's back. A rhino with some net wrapped around his neck runs and calls for help -- he has been shot. A girl climbs down a vine, approaches a herd of elephants, climbs on the leg of one, dangles from its tail, and walks across the backs of several elephants. A man in a helicopter grabs a girl, drops her into water and she struggles to stay afloat. A girl is threatened by two wild boars, but they are scared away. A young man wrestles a dangerous looking snake. Several characters ride a log down rapids, they reach a waterfall, jump off the log and dangle from trees. A couple of characters fall into a pit. Several young people are tied up and threatened by a man and a woman. A girl attacks a chimp (grabs his neck), the chimp throws a muffin at her, and a food fight breaks out. A girl slides across a table while being pelted with food, and a chimp swings from a chandelier. A girl jumps from a moving train and tumbles down a slope, and a chimp follows her. A girl rides a motorcycle over a cliff and jumps to the other side, she drives a bit longer and crashes the bike into a mud puddle (she falls in too). A girl hears a noise and is frightened, and a boy jumps out of a kitchen cabinet and startles the girl. A girl is encircled by beams of light that swirl, and the wind starts blowing. A cheetah chases a gazelle through the African bush. We hear a plan to electrocute a large number of elephants by setting off explosives and scaring a herd into running into an electrified fence. We hear that a boy was tied to a termite mound. A girl is locked in a cage. A boy shoves a dung beetle up a chimp's nose, a boy holds a handful of grub worms and we hear that he has used the teapot to store them (while a man and a woman drink some tea). A chimp dangles from an elephant's tail, his face is near the elephant's derriere and the chimp says "P.U.!" A chimp burps, a horse flatulates, a chimp sinks into a pile of horse feces, and a chimp bonks his head under a bed. A girl stumbles and falls and other girls laugh at her. A young man has multiple piercings on his face.

PROFANITY 0 - 1 mild anatomical term, some name-calling. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Supernatural powers, adventures in the wild, poaching, endangered species, eclipse of the sun, boarding schools, DNA, snobbery, jealousy, destiny.

MESSAGE - The power of the heart is the strongest. Sometimes rules should be broken when we're trying to protect someone. The English can be awful snobs.

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