Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this third installment in the Dr. Dolittle series focuses on a teen struggling to fit in with the "cool kids" at her school, most of whom ridicule her because she can talk to animals. While tweens may not relate to her particular gifts, they could see similarities between her social struggles and theirs. The movie is filled with positive messages about appreciating your own abilities, respecting differences of character, and finding strength and support from the right friends. The lack of questionable subject matter (aside from a bunch of fat jokes) and the presence of a diverse group of characters combine to make this a great choice for tweens.
Some female characters wear skimpy tops and short shorts. There's one very brief scene with a kiss, and the few instances of sexual innuendo relate to a rooster who's lost his groove with the ladies in the henhouse.
Dude ranch students wrestle cattle and pigs and try out bull-riding simulators, which toss them around a bit. A couple of characters are thrown from broncos, but there's no injury from the falls. One girl hurts her hand hitting a gate in frustration.
"Oh my God" is as strong as it gets. Multiple jokes about the "fat kid."
The movie includes obvious messages about teamwork and self-respect, and a budding romance between teens is depicted as respectful and age appropriate. Multiple jokes are made at the expense of an overweight teen, though they're played for laughs and he even adds to them at times. Mild potty humor includes flatulence from animals.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A teen is shown holding a bottle of alcohol at a party and is blamed for spiking the punch (when in fact a mischievous monkey did it). Teens at a club drink something that looks like beer.