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Inside Out

Published in I
Sunday, 07 June 2015 09:29
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    Joy with a touch of Sadness.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Kaitlyn Dias, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Flea, Frank Oz, John Ratzenberger, Richard Kind

  • Directed by

    Pete Docter

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are set on fire, thrown through the air/against objects, hit with objects, punched, dragged, nose-pulled, pursued, deconstructed/broken apart. Characters fall from great heights, crash to the ground/into objects, dangle precariously, crack a knee. Theft, property damage, buildings collapse, objects kicked/knocked over/thrown, broken window. Train crash. A child throws tantrums. Screaming, arguing, yelling. Dog died, strangling someone mentioned. Blood/gore: Teeth falling out. Dead mouse/rat. Teddies with heads ripped off. Dog cut in half (dream sequence). A character begins to fade away--missing body parts.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude toddler (adorable rear view). Shirtless character. Puberty mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    What the heck. Name-calling. "Curse words" mentioned, bleeped curse word. Gender stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Joy, sadness, fear, anger, disgust, empathy, moving house, parenting, childhood, memories, hockey, dreams, nightmares, first day of school, imaginary friends, abstract thoughts, imagination, subconcious, running away from home, honesty, sacrifice, emotions, family, parent-child relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks, rainbows. Dogs, cats, mouse, rat, elephant-cat-dolphin creature, scary clown. Dragon (picture), unicorn, haunted house, ghost. Fainting, hyperventilating. Some fast/flash vision. Mid-credits sequence.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Original, stunning, vivid, relatable, entertaining, delightful, creative, wonderful, fantastic, humane, poignant, joyful, inspired, funny, coherent, moving, remarkable, ingenious, adventurous, captivating, breezy, smart, weird, clever, cerebral, buoyant, inventive. Ambitious/out-there/audacious/vertiginous concept, vivid colours, brilliant vocal casting, sweet/goofy comedy, smart/witty/loopy/sharp humour, elegant/iconic visual metaphor, eye-popping/lovely animation, staggering detail, heartening score, heart-wrenchingly beautiful, brilliant end credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Small children may find some high-concept material confusing/complicated.

Wreck-It Ralph

Published in W
Monday, 25 March 2013 05:43
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    There's a bit of bad in all of us, and that's good.

  • Starring

    John C Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling

  • Directed by

    Rich Moore

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    True to his name, Ralph wrecks stuff: buildings, landscapes, vehicles, objects, stadium seating; you name it. During game-play, Ralph gets thrown off a roof. A videogame baddie talks about crushing a skull like a sparrow egg between his thighs. A videogame character pulls a beating heart out of a zombie's chest. Theft, property damage (intentional and accidental). Dangerous driving. Dying in game-play is discussed. Skulls & crossbones are seen. Smashed glass. Arcade game features lots of shooting with futuristic weapons; many Cy-Bugs are shot. Cy-Bugs are zapped by a giant beam. Characters are slapped, punched, kicked, whacked, beaten with police batons. A wedding is interrupted by invaders; groom is eaten. Character covered in icing resembles a swamp monster. Game characters are scattered across the ground when their stadium seating is demolished. A group of bullies smash a racing car. A man is hit several times by a racing kart and a stalactite. A man demolishes a girl's prize possession while she pleads for him to stop. Yelling, raised voices. A man is 'mixed' by a cake-mixer. A man receives burns from splashes of hot lava. People and objects are thrown, catapulted. Visual implication that a girl is destroyed. Killing, execution (mentioned). A baddie tries to force a character to watch his friend die. A man receives an electric shock. Blood/gore: Game characters "die" then reset back to life. Green blood bursts out of Cy-Bugs when shot. Bruising, swelling, missing teeth.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing, derogatory and mocking insults, mimicking. Pee-pee, soiling underwear (mentioned). Main character says "I hate you".

  • THEMES

    Good guys/bad guys, homelessness, rejection, self-acceptance, exclusion, bullying, favouritism, xenophobia, depression, being misunderstood, wanting to prove yourself.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks. Pant-wetting, puke, vomit (mentioned). Spitting, licking. Cockroach, thousands of robotic bugs. Q*bert language is briefly spoken. An out-of-control aircraft (escape pod) spins and crashes. A character speaks with a lisp. Halitosis. Explosions. A girl talks of being "a mistake".

  • CRITICS LIKE

    80s-era arcade games and 8-bit animation. Plenty of heart. Meticulous attention to detail. Stunning visuals. Sweetly humorous, witty, nostalgic. Great use of soundtrack. Wreckommended for the whole family.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic.