The Proud Family Movie
Penny Proud must save her family from a mad scientist's clutches in this feature-length animated adventure. Instead of celebrating Penny's 16th birthday with a party, her father, Oscar, whisks the Prouds off to a tropical isle -- where danger awaits the clan as evil Dr. Carver plots to pinch Dad's secret hot sauce formula. Plucky Penny sets off to rescue her loved ones and ends up starring in a hip-hop show … and saving the world to boot.
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TV-GGeneral Audience. Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; featurette.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie features a teen girl at the height of her parental rebellion, and her parents (who engage in non-stop insults to each other on the side) are unwilling to just go along with her whims. Penny's biggest dream is rather small: to become a backup dancer for a rapper, along with her three friends. The rapper's lifestyle is meant to be enviable, with his Hummer and yacht, but humor defuses the image to some extent. Cloning is a major theme, but any discussion of ethical or moral implications is absent.
- Sexual Content
- When Fifteen Cent politely declines to put the moves on Penny, she rewards him with a big kiss. Suga Mama performs a campy strip tease for Dr. Carver, mercifully taking off her bathing suit only when she's underwater in the hot tub.
- Scenes of mayhem for Penny's turn at the wheel during driver's ed. One character is tortured by being tickled, spanked, and submerged into a pool full of electric eels, then forced to watch bad kids TV. The cloned Proud family beats up benevolent peanut clones, a hot dog vendor, and one another. Three sisters are thugs for hire.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- A father and his 16-year-old daughter struggle to find the right balance between protection and independence, as he forbids her to try out for a rapper's dance troupe with her friends. Penny's father and mother engage in non-stop insults. Penny is sarcastic and rude to her parents, at one point wishing she had a different family, but through the movie learns to love them as they are. She is also extremely loyal to her diverse group of friends. Conversely, the characters in this movie with the darkest complexions are the most nefarious.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- One character accuses another of drinking too much island punch when he starts telling a story she doesn't believe.
- 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