Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +3

This animated family comedy is a clever take on the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale, with several of the main characters giving various accounts to the police kind of a Rashomon for kids, if you will.

It might be a bit of a stretch to refer to it as an allegory, but Hoodwinked, though superficially, does provide a parable about perceptions. It reminds us of how easy it is to misjudge others. As the adage goes, When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.

With the voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson, David Ogden Stiers, Chazz Palminteri and Andy Dick, the Weinstein Company gives family audiences a witty, song-filled romp. Its a funny film parents should enjoy with the little ones.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: Universal

Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: Few times moderate (some cartoon slapstick that includes chases, threats and Little Red in peril. There are a couple of jolting scenes with the wolf scaring Red, a couple of explosions and there are a few perilous situations, but the filmmakers handle these scenes with sensitivity and humor)
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: Parents should view with little ones in order to reassure in case something alarms them.
Running Time: 81 minutes
Intended Audience: Kids and Parents

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