Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this family comedy is a combination of computer animation and live action. The fact that some of the animated creatures seem very real (particularly a predatory falcon) heightens the intensity and may frighten the youngest kids. Stuart Little, the mouse hero of the movie, his bird friend Margalo, and Snowball the cat are often in jeopardy (multiple falls, chases, captures, threats), though no one is seriously injured except the villain whose evil behavior results in a very violent, yet still cartoonish, demise. There are a few instances of mild potty language ("poop," "tinky"). A film clip from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo contains the only romantic scene, with a long, passionate kiss.
A film clip from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo shows a man and woman sharing a lengthy passionate kiss.
Filled with pratfalls, heart-racing cartoon suspense and comic violence. Incidents include: a wild runaway toy plane with Stuart at the wheel; Stuart precariously lowered into a dark sink drain; Snowball the Cat thrown into a dumpster and later falling from a rooftop. The predatory falcon causes no end of mayhem: chasing the smaller, more vulnerable animals, grabbing them with his sharp talons, swooping and threatening the female bird in numerous scenes. He meets a ghastly end, smashing through glass, careening into a plane and falling to what must be certain death.
Very mild potty language in a few scenes: "poop," "tinky."
Filled with life lessons: "You can look at any situation -- no matter how bleak -- and still see a silver lining"; "Life is an adventure"; and "You're as big as you feel." The film also delivers relevant, in-depth messages about lying, about breaking promises, and the conflicts that often accompany both.
Handi-Wipes (in dialogue), Bell Atlantic, Mobil Oil, Purdy Painting Tools.
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