Beethoven's Big Break

2008 PG 1h 41m DVD

Beethoven's Big Break

2008 PG 1h 41m DVD
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It's a dog's life for stray pooch Beethoven and his puppy family, but when a movie-star canine gets dognapped, Beethoven is chosen to take his place. And it's up to animal wrangler Eddie and his son Billy to keep the unruly new star under control.
Jonathan Silverman, Jennifer Finnigan, Moises Arias, Eddie Griffin, Rhea Perlman, Stephen Tobolowsky, Oscar Nuñez, Joey Fatone, Stefanie Scott, Cesar Millan
Mike Elliott
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this family dog movie has one scene where Beethoven is in peril (a man stands over him with a needle), some pratfalls, and a couple dog fart jokes. Also, adults kiss twice. To go with the Hollywood theme, Beethoven indulges in some celeb-style excess -- a fancy trailer, his own massage therapist, and more.

Sexual Content

Adults kiss twice.


Sal Demarco threatens to destroy Beethoven, and gets so far as leaning over him with a hypodermic needle full of a death agent. Some prat falls and comic violence, but nothing extreme.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

When Beethoven creates chaos, he puts adults and kids on a level playing field -- in other words, how authoritative can a person be when a St. Bernard is licking your ear? Some dog fart jokes.


Examples of Hollywood excess. The studio lot has fancy sets and limousines to spare. Beethoven gets a fancy trailer, a massage therapist, a hairstylist, and Cesar Milan at his beck and call when he makes it big.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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