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The Girl on the Train (2016)

Published in T
Friday, 07 October 2016 07:49
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Blunt falls off the wagon.

  • Starring

    Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramírez, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney, Darren Goldstein, Lisa Kudrow

  • Directed by

    Tate Taylor

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are bludgeoned, thrown to the ground, pushed, slapped, hair-grabbed, head-smashed, hit with objects, followed, mouth-grabbed, shirt-grabbed, stabbed, glassed, stomped on, dragged, strangled. People have smoke/water blown/thrown in their faces. A story is told of a baby drowning (wrapped corpse/burial seen). Objects thrown/smashed, broken mirror. Screaming, yelling. Homicide, smashing a woman's head on the floor, partially decomposed body, blunt force trauma mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bloody heads, hair, hands, fingernails, faces, clothing, ground; spurting blood. Object protruding from flesh. Cemetery. Abortion mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex in bedrooms, outdoors, in the kitchen, in the shower. Masturbation. Fully nude men, women, baby (rear, side and top views - genitals obscured). People in baths, showers, underwear; shirtless man, cleavage. Kissing, breast-grabbing, finger-sucking, undressing. A story is told of a woman falling pregnant/giving birth at the age of 17. Kissing thighs, holding breasts mentioned. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails, wine). Intoxication, alcoholism, bar settings. AA meeting. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Derogatory term for women (whore). Religious exclamations (what the hell).

  • THEMES

    Exes, alcoholism, murder, betrayal, infidelity, obsessions, therapy, intoxication, memory, blackouts, missed calls, abusive relationships, domestic violence, voyeurism, self-loathing, infertility, the other woman, self-defense, sketching.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wife/neighbour, husband/father killed. Dead brother, dead parents, job loss, abortion mentioned. Funeral, burial scenes. Toilet, pregnancy test. Brief Spanish (no translation). Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, voyeuristic, sexy, brutal, engaging. Enigmatic/effective/terrific/broken/excellent/convincing performance by Emily Blunt, acerbic/appealling performance by Allison Janney, extraordinary musical score, reasonably faithful to the Paula Hawkins novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    So-so, unconvincing, repetitive, ungripping, disappointing, lukewarm, predictable, contrived, one-dimensional, clichéd, tedious, flimsy, unsuspenseful, sloppy. Dour/undimensional/humourless/sullen characters, bland script, boring/crummy/pinched visuals, some amateurish direction, camp climax.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Published in M
Saturday, 01 October 2016 03:59
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence, some scary scenes.

  • The pitch

    The bird will explain everything.

  • Starring

    Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Allison Janney, Chris O'Dowd, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie, Hayden Keeler-Stone, Georgia Pemberton, Milo Parker, Raffiella Chapman

  • Directed by

    Tim Burton

  • Running time

    127 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot with arrows (crossbow) and bullets (.38), hit by vehicles, grabbed, laughed at, knocked unconscious, hit with objects, impaled, stabbed, splashed with beer, set on fire, thrown through the air, slammed into walls/windows, knocked aside, roped, frozen, trapped beneath ice, near-hit with knives, attacked by birds/bees, punched, stomped on, bitten, turned to stone/shattered, eye-gouged, slashed on face, cleavered, dropped to the ground. Characters slide down a rooftop. Objects smashed, kicked, thrown, shoulder-charged, set on fire, thumped. Explosion. Air raid/bomb dropped on house. A teddy bear is torn in half, an inanimate object is brought to life then killed in a fight. Children wear World War II-style gas masks. Trashed houses, broken glass, swastikas seen, air raid siren heard. Children enter a sideshow haunted house (fluorescent skulls, giant spiders seen). A man watches a TV program of birds attacking carrion. References to "monsters" (ie Nazis) in Poland during World War II. A newspaper article mentions the sinking of a luxury cruise liner. A story is told of a German air raid on a children's home leaving no survivors. A boy asks, "Do you want to know who killed me?" Yelling, screaming, mass panic. Killing people, [being] brutally attacked mentioned. Blood/gore: A man's eyes are plucked out (many others implied). A pile of eyeballs seen; eyeballs are eaten. Jars of organs seen. Organs are inserted into inanimate objects/a boy to bring them to life. Skeleton characters are blown apart (skulls, pelvic bones etc seen flying off). Bloody objects, hand, organs, scratches. Inky blood seen. Welts seen on face. Corpses (adult/children/animal), skeletons, skulls. Injured bird. Characters with empty eye sockets. Smoke rises from people being experimented upon. Stitching (doll). Nightmares, anxiety mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, hand-holding, hugging. An invisible child is frequently understood to be naked. Two teens undress to 1940s-style underwear. A man says he suspected his late father of infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking (pipe, cigarettes). Pub setting. Prescription pills mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bollocks, crap, what the..? Name-calling. Religious exclamations (God bless him, oh my God, thank God, Heaven knows).

  • THEMES

    Adventure, grandfather-grandson relationships, special powers, time travel, fathers, therapy, jealousy, power, factions, experiments, therianthropy (shapeshifting), immortality, birdwatching, Ymbrines, Hollowgasts, Wights, invisibility, resurrection, maps.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead grandfather. Birds, crabs, bees, squirrel, ocean fish. Planes (Messerschmitt), toilet. Characters with glowing white eyes, long tentacles, eyeless faces, large/sharp/scary teeth, super powers, amphibious limbs, empty eye sockets, monkey tail/legs. Roast meat eaten. Spitting (water). A character removes his contact lenses. Based on the novel by Ransom Riggs.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, mordant, charming, funny, pleasing, singular, admirable, macabre. Outstanding characters, gripping/crowd-pleasing finale, sensational costumes, elaborate/meticulously detailed set design, marvelous effects/CGI, some glorious visuals, lush cinematography, clever jump cut after opening credits, sharp contrast between real and fantastic worlds, good use of metaphor about the horrors of World War II.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, clichéd, disappointing, complicated, trite. Straightforward/restrained filmmaking, underused cast/characters, stuffy/dreary/dull in parts, excessive exposition, senseless final battle, off-kilter accents, the only non-white actor plays the villain.

Minions

Published in M
Sunday, 21 June 2015 09:32
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Minion Overkill.

  • Starring

    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin

  • Directed by

    Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are slapped, eaten, evaporated, cannon-blasted, head-sucked, hit with objects, tripped, hit by car, chased, paintballed, punched, nose-plucked, wedgied, thrown, walked over, swung, karate-kicked, hypnotised, frozen, pile-driven, locked in a dungeon, noosed, tortured (comic), tongue-pulled, crushed, gagged, bound, enlarged, spat out, attacked. Creatures/characters fall off high ledges. Armed, bank holdup/theft, stolen goods. Explosions, grenades, broken glass, nuclear green stuff. Multi-car crashes. Napoleonic soldiers at war. Snowball fights. Roaring, yelling. War, leaking radiation, "I hate you", killing mentioned. Blood/gore: Coffin, Grim Reaper character. Dead characters (comic).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Near-nude/shirtless characters, swimwear, characters in underwear. Bum-squeezing/slapping. "Make love not war" mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocktails, beer.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Cultural stereotypes. Religous reference.

  • THEMES

    Minions, history, adventure, quests, identity, depression, evil, betrayal, evolution, the crown jewels, royalty, prequels.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend (implied). Funeral, pub settings. Clown, octopus, fish, jellyfish, undersea creatures, dinosaurs, chimps, bear, bird, vampire, yetis, dogs, cat, polar bear, pigs, wolf, horses, pigeons, seagull, kangaroos, bee, rat. Plane/aircraft, waterfalls, rainbow, volcanos, lava, thunder, lightning. Fishing, hitchhiking. Fart, licking, raspberry-blowing, urination (implied), drool. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Demented, crazy, spirited, simplistic, fun, energetic, innocent, busy, witty, entertaining, noisy, imaginative, silly, smart, hilarious, farty, burpy. Madcap/simple/irrelevant plotting, tightly compressed/laugh-a-minute prologue, hectic pace, offbeat humour, wild action sequences, fun sight gags, effective 3D, visually interesting, vintage tunes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lacks tenderness/heart, confused story, Scarlet Overkill isn't evil enough.

Spy

Published in S
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:39
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, coarse language and brief nudity.

  • The pitch

    I Spy.

  • Starring

    Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Morena Baccarin, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Zach Woods, 50 Cent, Peter Serafinowicz

  • Directed by

    Paul Feig

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, kicked, elbowed, thrown to the ground/into walls/through the air, handlocked, headlocked, kicked/hit in genitals, stabbed, hair-pulled, attacked (bat), knocked out, poisoned, tackled, impaled, head-slammed, shoved, hit with objects, headbutted, garrotted, choked, pistol-whipped, groped. People fall from a building, a helicopter. Bombs, explosions, plane crash, helicopter crash, weapons testing. Car crashes (other vehicles, tree); tyre shootout; reckless driving. Poison-dart rape whistle. People eat rat poo/an object. Death threats, threat of nuclear weapon, hand-to-hand combat, slamming door, breaking window, theft, break-and-enter. Schoolyard bullying, pushed out of/hit by a plane, haemorrhoids, defibrillator, arm ripped off, both legs broken, being on fire mentioned. Yelling. Burned-out building, picture of building on fire. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody bullet wounds, blood spatter, pools of blood, burning (acid) throat. Blood on faces, bodies, clothing, objects. Pressing on wound. Objects through hand/torso, breaking neck/hand/ankle. Image of toe with fungal infection. Bruising, fainting. Cut-off hand (implied).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied), oral sex, women groped on bottom and breast, man's head up skirt, man and woman in sexually suggestive position. Skimpy clothing, pictures of penises, man in undershirt, naked shoulders. Kissing, flirting, leering. Sex tape discussed. Bad pick-up lines, innuendo, sexual-themed comments. Porn-name game.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman is poisoned. Chloroform, anti-fungal spray, stool-softener pills. Alcohol (champagne, spirits, cocktails, wine). Gambling (baccarat, roulette, poker). Smoking. Intoxication. Ingesting poison, roofies mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, belittling language, elitism. Actual and slang terms for genitals. Derogatory terms for handicapped people, women; non-pc humour. Religious reference and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture. Abortion mentioned (derogatively).

  • THEMES

    CIA operations, espionage, secret agents, surveillance, vengeance, high-tech gadgetry, allergies, arms dealing, nuclear bombs, analysts, disguise, novices.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral scene. Estranged boyfriend mentioned. Job firings. Plane, helicopter. Bat, mice, rats. Vomiting. Subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, delirious, uproarious, laugh-stuffed, femme-centric, fun, enjoyable, great, bawdy, bloody, generous, pleasurable, smart, hilarious, endearing, crowd-pleasing. Perfect casting, superb supporting cast, delightful performances, visceral action scenes, scenic international locations, slick lensing, elaborate production design, sexy-satirical/Bond-style opening credits, giddy sense of glee.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, long. Convoluted/overstuffed plot, some exhausting comedy.

The Duff

Published in T
Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:49
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  • Rating

    M: Sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Are you DUFF enough?

  • Starring

    Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos, Skyler Samuels, Romany Malco, Nick Eversman, Ken Jeong, Chris Wylde, Allison Janney

  • Directed by

    Ari Sandel

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, bullied, hit with objects, punched, rammed up against wall. Belongings destroyed, pushed off table. Television images and movie posters feature horror/zombie films. Before I murder you, kill myself mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Comic image of decapitated/bleeding head. Bloody hand/knuckles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing (male-female; male-male), flirting, twerking, breast-grabbing, grinding (comic), face-licking. Photo of nude babies in bath (genitals censored). Shirtless men, teen males in towels, girl in bra. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. References to having sex, threesome, masturbation, oral sex, sexual fantasy, pornography.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, jelly shots). Steroids, antidepressants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, bleeped f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, butt, WTF. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang for genitals. Religious reference and exclamations. High school, gender, teen, self-help stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    High school, designated ugly fat friends, social media, cyber bullying, #hashtag, school newspapers, homecoming, divorce, single parenting, horror films, selfies, humiliation, chemistry, tutoring, dating, uniboobs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, breast cancer mentioned. Photos of dogs, pig, doves. Fireworks (animation). Hot dog, sushi eaten. Vomit, burp. Brief Spanish (subtitles). End-credits scenes. Based on the novel The Duff by Kody Keplinger.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, honest, ambitious, lighthearted, snappy, sweet-spirited, tipsy, girl-friendly, charming, winsome, low-key, good-natured, entertaining, lively, energetic. Remarkable/likeable/funny performance from Mae Whitman, nuanced performance from Robbie Amell, great chemistry between leads, terrific supporting cast, believable heroine, a little vulgar, the sexuality is toned down, portrays high-schoolers as normal beings, fun 80s film references.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, rote, watered down, clichéd, dumb. Lazy script, heavy-handed moralising, pro-self acceptance but also pro-makeover, perfunctory technical credits.

Mr Peabody & Sherman

Published in M
Friday, 28 March 2014 20:22
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and animated violence.

  • The pitch

    You can teach an old dog new tricks.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Lauri Fraser, Guillaume Aretos, Patrice A. Musick, Ariel Winter, Karan Brar, Joshua Rush, Stephen Tobolowsky, Allison Janney, Dennis Haysbert, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Lake Bell, Patrick Warburton, Mel Brooks

  • Directed by

    Rob Minkoff

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are punched, pursued, near-strangled, near-beheaded, washed away, thrown through the air, bullied, bitten, hit with objects, tasered, poked, electric-shocked. School bullying, angry mob, explosions, plane (flying machine) crash. Sword-fighting, fencing. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Slaughter, disembowelment mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse (mummy), dismembered limb. Bite mark, intestines (drawing).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Cleavage, naked baby, shirtless men/children.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (cocktails, wine bottles). Hypnosis.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling, teasing, mocking, bullying. Gender, cultural stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Time travel, adoption, child services, family, father-son relationships, school, genius, knowledge, science, the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the Reign of Terror, execution, fencing, famous historical people/events, ancient Egypt, Vincent Van Gogh, Albert Einstein, ancient Troy, Benjamin Franklin, Tutankhamen, Leonardo da Vinci, flying, Trojan Horse.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dogs, cow, horses. Snake statues. Lightning. Crab, quail eaten. Sewer matter, flatulence, references to bodily functions.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet-natured, amusing, enjoyable, heart-warming, smart, funny, contemporary, brainy, winning, warm, lively, educational, cheerful, pleasant, polished. Witty script, clever tone, action-heavy, fine voice work, sprightly pace, inventive story, retro touches, vibrant visuals, richly detailed, good running gags/puns, stellar supporting cast, champions non-traditional families.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Far-fetched, predictable, sweet, strained, formulaic, mawkish, episodic. Drags in parts, saccharine ending, thin characterisation, potty humour, convoluted plot, historical references may be too sophisticated for children to understand.

Touchy Feely

Published in T
Monday, 09 September 2013 23:34
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language, drug references and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Skin deep.

  • Starring

    Rosemarie DeWitt, Josh Pais, Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Shannon Kipp, Tomo Nakayama

  • Directed by

    Lynn Shelton

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Yelling, arguing. Object knocked over. Blood/gore: Frequent dental procedures (examination, cleaning). Blood on gum, cotton swab.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have bathroom sex. Sexual past discussed. Kissing. Shirtless man. Exposed backs (massage patients), woman in bath (no genitals seen). Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A practitioner prescribes ecstasy (MDMA) tablets. Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Joke about drug addiction. Gender, teen, family, career stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Alternative therapies, traditional medicine, massage, Reiki, dentistry, family, ex-lovers, small business, self-awareness, meditation, anxiety, cycling, finding yourself, relationships, doubt, rejection, moving in together, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), healing, identity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Deceased wife/mother, deceased grandmother, deceased husband, divorce mentioned. Toilet, vomiting. A man collapses, hyperventilates. Extreme close-ups of skin (veins, pores, hairs). Nightclub scene has very mild strobe lighting. Brief vision under end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Warm, moody, mysterious, gentle, small, comforting. Highly likeable characters, sustained mood, quiet soundtrack, talented cast, strong female representation, good character development, plenty to admire and enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Listless, frustrating, inaccessible, disappointing, uneven, dull, whimsical, vanilla, muddled, maudlin, inarticulate. Hasty, unsatisfactory conclusion. Contrived concept, lacks humour, some unconvincing character-interaction, unexplored potential, stakes are too low, some unclear motivations, lacks visual flair, fails to follow through on character/narrative developments, Allison Janney is underused.

The Way, Way Back

Published in T
Thursday, 20 June 2013 05:37
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Learning to move forward.

  • Starring

    Liam James, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Maya Rudolph, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon

  • Directed by

    Jim Rash, Nat Faxon

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Push and shove. Arguing. Jokes about wanting to kill oneself, likelihood of death. Raped niece, Cold War, 'Nam, homicide mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Infidelity, flirting, kissing, bum-grabbing, ogling. Sexual banter and innuendo. Male prostitution, herpes mentioned. Suggestive dancing. Nudity: Swimwear, beachwear, bikinis. Cleavage. Man in undies.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bag of marijuana seen, marijuana-smoking implied. Doing drugs, cocaine, crackhead, smoking pot mentioned, stoned behaviour. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Underage drinking, drunken behaviour. Smoking (cigar).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word (reference), f-word, s-words, a-words, derogatory names for females, slang for male genitalia, bastard. Jokes about skin cancer, homosexuality, bisexuality, drugs, incest, being fired, beatings and disfigurement. Comic references to a child's physical abnormality. Cultural, ethnic, teenager, gender, sexual stereotyping. Name-calling and mocking. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Families, parenting, step-parenting, single-parenting, family holidays, coming-of-age, bad dancing, popularity, sarcasm, acceptance, relationship breakdowns, rejection, mother-son relationships, teenage angst, summer vacations, water parks, secrets.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Blended families, estranged fathers, mother's new boyfriend, teen breakup, alcoholic mother. Divorce, germaphobia mentioned. Fireworks, waterslides, open fire. Prawns, clams, lobster eaten. Seagull, dog glimpsed; cockroach print on t-shirt. Vomiting, circus, clowns mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enjoyable, very amusing, crowd-pleasing, charming, reminiscent. Sam Rockwell is hilarious.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, predictable, hackneyed, cheesy, sitcomish.

Finding Nemo

Published in F
Monday, 08 April 2013 21:55
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may frighten small children.

  • The pitch

    A fishy tale that will catch you hook, line and sinker.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Bill Hunter, Barry Humphries, Willem Dafoe, Geoffrey Rush, Elizabeth Perkins, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Joe Raft, Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson

  • Directed by

    Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Fish and shark attacks; sharp movements and bitey teeth are seen. Fish accidentally bump into other fish, objects. Darkness and soundtrack create feeling of tension, peril. Torpedo, submerged mines, explosion. A tooth is pulled with excessive force. Fish are eaten by a whale, pelican. A man hits his head. Blood/gore: Damaged roe membrane. Scars, scratches seen on fish. A shark inhales a small amount of blood. Fish skeleton. A shark has a hook in his face.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Novocaine is mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing. Butt.

  • THEMES

    Family, father-son relationships, friendship, trust, forgiveness, determination, first day of school, helicopter parenting, independence, disability, dares, memory loss, estrangement, initiation rites, patience, tolerance, pride, the grapevine, bravery, taking chances, leap of faith, trawling, fishing, role reversal, adventure, vegetarianism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Underwater (reef and ocean) settings. Dental clinic setting. Wife/mother and unborn offspring are (presumed) eaten. Son tells father he hates him. A father thinks his son, his friend is dead. Estranged family and estranged father (mentioned). Dentist's chair, dental procedures, dental tools are seen and discussed. Toilet. Bubbles. Bird poo. Gagging. Fart, stomach pain, vomit (mentioned). Dead fish seen in photograph. Flash photography and fast editing creates strobe effect. MARINE LIFE (includes): Clown fish, barracuda, blue tang, anglerfish, moonfish, plankton, krill, Moorish idol, pufferfish, starfish, royal gramma, yellow tang, blacktail humbug, cleaner shrimp, brown pelican, great white shark, hammerhead shark, mako shark, green turtle, seahorse, spotted eagle ray, jellyfish, seagulls, blue whale, grouper, coral, anemone, reef fish, crabs, sponges, butterfly fish, angel fish, algae, swordfish, dolphins, sea cucumber, mollusc.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Breathtakingly beautiful. Outstanding vocal performances. Very funny for children and adults. Exciting, exhilarating and inventive.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frightening for small children.