What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although The Nut Job is being marketed to preschool-aged kids, there are some jump-worthy moments and some gun violence that might make it too scary for the youngest of viewers: the humans use guns and there are several scenes in which it seems like a character will die or be killed. The language includes insults like "moron," "nothing," and "stupid"; parents sensitive to scatological humor should know there are several burp and fart jokes. On the bright side, there is a positive message about what it means to be part of a community.
  • Families can talk about the ongoing fascination with talking animals. Why do you think so many movies have animal main characters? What are some of your favorite animal movies?
  • What is this movie's message about friendship and community? What does it mean to be part of a community that looks out for one another?
  • Discuss the violence. Is the violence less scary, because the movie is animated and not live action?
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