Stuart Little 2

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: +2

E. B. White's lovable, human-like mouse, Stuart Little, returns in this sequel to the very popular 1999 film. Now living with his adoptive parents , Eleanor and Frederick Little (Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie) and their young son, George (Jonathan Lipnicki), Stuart(voice of Michael J. Fox) feels rather lonely, until a small yellow bird drops out of the sky and lands in his miniature red convertible. Stuart is immediately smitten by the cute young chickadee, Margalo (voice of Melanie Griffith) and takes her home to the Littles, since Margalo confesses she has no home of her own. Stuart and Margalo become great friends and the Little family treats her just like one of their own. But it seems Margalo is the reluctant cohort of a vicious falcon who forces her to steal jewelry from affluent families. Margalo finds herself in a real dilemma since she has grown close to the Littles and doesnt want to steal from them. When Margalo disappears, Stuart and the family cat, Snowbell (voice of Nathan Lane), take off on a grand adventure to find her. This leads to plenty of harrowing, as well as hilarious, experiences. Children of all ages will be delighted with this fun adventure and adults will find some laughs from Snowbells dry comical wit.

Action plays a major part in the film and becomes intense at times, including threatening chases, battles with a scary falcon, Stuart falling off a building into the refuse of a garbage truck, and the violent death of a character. Some comical references are made to animal poop and a kitty litter experience, but there are also several commendable messages in the film. Stuarts adoptive father points out that unhappy circumstances can have a silver lining and its always wrong to lie to ones parents. Stuart is also reminded by others that life is an adventure and youre as big as you feel." Stuart is also determined to keep a promise he made to his brother George. STUART LITTLE 2 is one of the milder PG films released in recent days, and has a softer, friendly feel than most. Even with some slightly off color humor and moderately intense action, STUART LITTLE 2 appears appropriate for ages 6 years and older.

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
Colombia Pictures, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: Several times - Moderate, few times intense (falcon attacks, threatening chases, aerial battles, bird killed by miniature airplane, mouse trapped in sink drain/ on garbage barge, mouse falls from building ledge)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: Commendable messages include comments on finding silver linings/ life as an adventure/ being big as you feel/ dont lie to parents or break promises/ honesty is best policy, comical references to animal poop and kitty litter experience.

Running Time: 78 minutes
Intended Audience: Age 6 years and older

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