After witnessing the horrendous deaths of his fellow pilots in action during World War I, an Italian pilot transforms into Porco Rosso, a being that's part man, part pig. Under this confounding spell, Porco Rosso perseveres by taking odd jobs. He manages to romance the ladies (humans, not sows!) and rescue people in distress -- all while looking for a way out of his porcine predicament. Hayao Miyazaki directs this oddly compelling anime.
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- Hayao Miyazaki
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PGViolence and some mild language
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this animated fighter pilot-themed movie from renowned Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki is packed with cartoonish violence including WWI-era airplane battles and machine gun fights. Characters smoke and drink and there is some romance and references to womanizing threaded through the plot. Underneath the deceptively simple story is a complex exploration of the ravages of war on those who fight.
- Sexual Content
- One female character is a sultry nightclub singer and there is some romantic attraction between her and some male characters.
- There are lots of cartoonish airplane dogfights in this film, as well as machine gun fights, grenades, and explosions. There is also a lengthy fist fight between two of the main characters.
- A few occasions of "hell" and "damn."
- Social Behavior
- Challenges the traditional ideas of war heroism. Warfare is portrayed in an unglamorous, complex manner.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Porco Rosso is seen drinking wine, and often has a cigar in his mouth. There are also bar scenes where characters drink and smoke.
- 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