Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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age 5+

Pixar comedy is full of four-wheeled fun.

G 2006 116 minutes

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Based on 125 reviews

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Based on 191 reviews

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PG movie by today's standards

I don't recall any violence of concern in this movie, but kids' movies did get away with quite a lot back then. People were not as sensitive in 2006 as they are today regarding the sexual content and language. Although it was rated G in 2006, it would NEVER get the same rating today. There are three things in the movie that would scale this movie up to a PG rating: (1) The adult humor of two Mazda Miata characters flashing their "headlights," which imply female breasts. (2) One car calls a minivan "sexy." Kids younger than 11-13 should not repeat that word. (3) The derogatory term and the mild swear word, "h*llb*lly" and "hell," respectively, both are used in the very same sentence at the very same time by the main character. The movie is high quality for ages 5 and up, but the content is more geared towards an 8+ audience. It would be PG today.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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