Barnyard Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Barnyard

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild animated violence, mild themes.

  • The pitch:

    Behaving like animals.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Sam Elliott, Danny Glover, Wanda Sykes, Andie MacDowell, David Koechner, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen, Cam Clarke

  • Directed by:

    Steve Oedekerk

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Animals are attacked, killed, bitten, thrown through the air, mobbed, kicked, threatened, tied up, elbowed, crushed. A man is repeatedly hit by objects, a child throws a tantrum. High-speed car chase, car crash, smashed window. Eating dead turkeys, killing mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody graze on snout. Bruising, lump on head.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Song lyrics mention pillow talk, lovers. Kissing, flirting. Cleavage, bum-crack.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer); drinking implied. Card games (craps, poker); gambling implied.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Cultural and gender stereotypes; fat joke. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Community, father-son relationships, fatherhood, parenting, disobedience, safety, grief, family, friendship, responsibility, leadership, giving up, pregnancy, labour, birth, practical jokes, risk-taking.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased father, grave visit. Birthing scene. Birds, cows, dogs, chicks, chicken, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, donkey, mice, weasel, turkey, butterfly, ducks, fireflies, rat, owl, coyotes, spider, turtles, cat, rabbit, bee, mice poo. Helicopter, full moon, shooting star, lightning, thunder, licking, snot. Animals tarred and feathered. Vegan, vegetarianism, lactose intolerance, strip search, dissection mentioned. Cows drink milk. Also known as Barnyard: The Original Party Animals.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Sweet, engaging, mildly funny. Random score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Odd, aimless, forgettable, off-key. Surprisingly violent, frightening, disturbing. Terrible dialogue. Inexplicable anomalies (eg a bull has an udder, cows drink milk).

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