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Bee Movie 

By Lauren Perry

 

Release Date: November 2, 2007

MPAA rating: PG

Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, Sting, Matthew Broderick, Chris Rock, Larry King

Recommended age: All Ages

Overall PTC Traffic Light Rating: Green

 

 

Sex

Very mild innuendo

Violence

Mild comedic fighting between humans and bees

Language

“poo”

Behavior

Cigarette smoking (portrayed in a negative light) 

 

This animated film centers around Barry the bee and his efforts to allow bees to keep their honey. He discovers that bees are kept in honey farms and wants to set them free from their forced labor. He succeeds, but in the process all of the bees stop working because they have a surplus of honey. The bees no longer pollinate flowers and the delicate ecosystem is interrupted. Barry and the other bees resume their duties and also help other insects and animals who are being exploited.

 

As a movie geared mainly for children, there was very little problematic content. There were a couple of mild sexual remarks that only teenagers and adults would understand: one bee says “that girl was hot,” and another says that a cricket’s legs kept him up all night.

 

 Mild violence was present due to the tension between some of the humans and bees, but there was no injury or death depicted:  A human brandishes a box cutting knife at a bee; there is a fight between a human, using a push pin, and a bee using his stinger; a bee and a human slap each other several times; at one point a human comes after a bee, trying to kill him. There are no actual injuries depicted in the film.

 

There is no foul language in the film. One character says “poo water” in reference to toilet bowl water. Barry the bee jokes about a suicide pact with his human friend.

 

Themes of the movie were working together, doing one’s job, using imagination and thinking outside of the box.

 

Because of its family-friendly content the Parents Television Council is proud to award Bee Movie with the PTC Seal of ApprovalTM. The PTC recommends Bee Movie for all ages.

 


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