In this aquatic animated treat, orphaned fish Pi bids farewell to Boston Harbor for a new life with his psychic aunt in the Caribbean, where he promptly falls for beautiful angelfish Cordelia. But a nasty shark also has his sights set on Cordelia.
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Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Reef's premise involves a fish witnessing his parents being captured by a net and never being seen again, which could frighten very young kids. There are a number of scary-looking fish with sharp teeth in the film. It also involves sustained bullying from a creepy tiger shark who demands the affections of a female fish and abuses everyone. Though the message is ultimately a positive one about sticking up for yourself, there are numerous scuffles, insults, and a major plot point that involves fighting to solve a problem.
- The Reef begins with a fish whose parents are captured by net and never seen again. It features sustained bullying throughout in the form of a tiger shark who terrorizes and intimidates the ocean community, insults others, beats them up, and demands the affections of a girl fish to a creepy extent. A major plot point involves the training of a fish to fight another fish. Fish are involved in numerous scuffles, which involve a great deal of fin-slapping and shoving. There are quite a few scary-looking fish with razor-sharp teeth. In one scene, a shark chases a smaller fish at length, with the perspective being through a mouth full of sharp teeth chomping after him.
- Consistent use of insulting language, such as "dumb," "idiot," "stupid," and more.
- Social Behavior
- The Reef offers positive messages about community, integrity, doing the right thing, and standing up for yourself or others.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- 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