A Monster in Paris
Emile and Raoul join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Bird of Paradise cabaret, an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save a misunderstood monster from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief.
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- Bibo Bergeron
- DVD and streaming
PGSome action violence involving gunplay, and mild rude humor
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that A Monster in Paris is an animated period adventure about a science experiment that turns a flea into a huge "monster." But the flea, who is later called Franc, is as gentle as can be and will teach kids the importance of not judging people based on their looks. There's some gun violence and a frightening climactic battle between a meanie with a loaded gun and the "monster" and his friends. Kids who pay attention will get glimpses of Parisian landmarks and will value the movie's messages of tolerance and friendship.
- Sexual Content
- A couple of kisses between couples who flirt through most of the movie.
- At first the "monster" can seem scary, but he's quickly revealed to be harmless. A climactic confrontation involves a vehicle chase and then a frightening scene at the Eiffel Tower, where an armed villain shoots at people and the monster. A woman is nearly choked and another is held threateningly off the side of the Eiffel Tower; she almost plunges to her death. The monster falls from the Eiffel Tower and is momentarily presumed lost or dead.
- A few instances of exclamations such as "Oh my God" and "Jesus!" as well as insults such as "stupid" and "idiot."
- Social Behavior
- There's a great message about not judging anyone by his or her appearances, and how true friends stick up for each other and help each other out no matter the wacky circumstances. Everyone needs a friend.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- There are adults drinking at a dance/concert lounge, but it's unclear whether the drinks are alcohol or not (presumably, being Paris, it is wine).
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it