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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Animated parrot adventure has cartoon action, mild scares.

Movie G 2017 88 minutes
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Vibrant animation, inventive characters, and the sounds of English and Spanish beautifully integrated in both dialogue and music make this otherwise routine story worth a recommendation. The heroic parrot, Rico Rodriguez, the lovable "Manny" from TV's popular Modern Family, learns much about himself in Americano as he takes an adventurous road trip (or "air" trip) across the Mexico-U.S. border, encountering an array of oddballs -- mostly birds of all feathers and a "surfer" rat. Paul Rodriguez, Lisa Kudrow, and Erik Estrada add some humor to the mix. The filmmakers' takes on the U.S.-Mexico border, the San Diego Zoo, and other landmarks are refreshing, as well.

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