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This movie has been screened for objectional content in 15 areas. Click for a detailed look.

OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
Here's a quick look at the content found in this PG rated, children's film. Very brief and minor profanity ("damn" and `hell") earn the film its rating and a few colorful phrases might prove to be of imitative fodder for some younger kids.Although mostly played for laughs and/or adventure, a few scenes may prove to be suspenseful or somewhat scary to some kids, but such reactions are dependent, of course, on any given child's age, level of maturity and tolerance for such material. In relation to those scenes (and others) some characters exhibit bad attitudes (with most directed at Stuart).Beyond that and some material related to orphanages and longing for one's family, the rest of the film's categories are void of any major objectionable material. Nonetheless, should you still be concerned about the film's content and its appropriateness for anyone in your home, we suggest that you take a closer look at our more detailed listings.


QUICK TAKE:
Children's Drama: After being adopted by a full-sized human family, a small, talking mouse tries to fit in with his new parents, brother and a series of cats who want to make trouble for him.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Younger kids probably will, especially if they enjoyed the talking animals found in the "Babe" films or are familiar with the popular children's story.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For brief language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • STUART is a humble and polite, real-sized mouse who can speak and bravely faces adversity in the form of dangerous alley cats and familial longings.
  • HUGH LAURIE & GEENA DAVIS play the loving and kind parents who only want the best for Stuart.
  • JONATHAN LIPNICKI plays their son who initially isn't pleased with having a mouse as his brother, but soon warms up to him.
  • SNOWBELL is the family cat who hates the idea of a mouse being his master, and thus sets out to drive Stuart from his home, but eventually changes his view and saves his new friend.
  • SMOKEY is the alley cat who's hired to take care of Stuart.
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