Bug Me Not

2004 NR 1h 27m DVD

Bug Me Not

2004 NR 1h 27m DVD
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Moon (Isabella Leung), a girl with a serious fascination with bugs, has the hots for a cute boy named Hyland (Wilson Chen). So when a talking ladybug convinces Moon that she should confess her feelings, she does so with reckless abandon -- which has the opposite effect on the extremely shy Hyland. What's a girl to do? The all-star ensemble cast includes pop star Candy Lo, who plays a woman with a hard-core mah-jongg addiction.
Candy Lo, Gillian Chung, Lawrence Cheng, Wilson Chen Bo-Lin, Isabella Leung, Jan Lamb, Bingqing Zhou
Chi-Leung Law
Widescreen 1.85:1
Chinese Simplified, English
Chinese Cantonese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Bug Me Not! is an offbeat blend of music, animation, high school romance, and super powers, in Chinese with English subtitles. The movie may appeal to pre-teens and teens who like their movies quirky and colorful, but don't care much about plot or logic. A few scenes refer to female breasts (or the lack thereof), and there's some coarse language ("horny," "perverts," "flatty") and insults ("dumb," "weirdo"). Mild action includes a few competitive, but comic martial arts moves, a cherished bug in peril, and a short, non-lethal attack on teens by animated insects. Expect some gross-out humor: one boy's super power is offset by his growing very long nose hairs and another pays for his super power by erupting in large puss-filled pimples.

Sexual Content

A brief teen girl discussion of breast size. Boy smears wet paint on the chest of the heroine; he's aghast and apologetic afterward. Two quick flashes find a teen couple in a suggestive embrace. Teen boys attempt to spy on girls from a bathroom stall - there's nothing for them to see.


Some exaggerated martial arts moves result in competitors being thrown to the ground, but not hurt. Film shows some skateboard falls, a telekinetic knockdown, an attack of animated bugs. Coochie, an animated bug hero, is mistakenly thought to be smashed by a human and killed; later he is in danger of drowning in a jar of honey.


No swearing, but there are some sexual references and insults: "perverts," "private parts," "horny," "dumb," "flatty."

Social Behavior

Some straightforward messages are rather clumsily inserted into this odd mix of characters and plot lines: Have faith and confidence in yourself. If you love someone, confess it. The most powerful energies are love and courage. When the food chain is broken, the environment and its creatures will suffer.


Not applicable

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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