Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that 12 Dogs of Christmas: The Great Puppy Rescue is a sequel to the 2005 Depression-era family film 12 Dogs of Christmas. This time, however, the teens and dogs are subject to constant danger. Early scenes show a frightening car accident in which a main teen character is nearly killed and becomes paralyzed; an arch villain and his scary conspirator threaten the dogs' lives with fire, hypodermic needles, captivity, and neglect. An on-again, off-again teen romance includes a few kisses.
A couple of romantic teen kisses. Cheerleaders use mildly sexy dance moves to distract a basketball team.
A teen driver is in a severe auto accident, trapped under the car as a fire starts; he is seriously injured (broken back, paralysis). Villainous men are menacing in numerous scenes: they wield hypodermic needles, set fire to a barn with animals inside, mistreat animals, hold dogs captive, verbally threaten people, and perpetuate an unfounded rabies scare.
Adversity can be overcome by hard work and cooperation. Telling the truth after behaving badly helps us gain forgiveness from others and from ourselves. The movie attempts to show that dancing is not "sissy stuff."
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