Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-Cellent Adventure

Movie review by
Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
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English-language version of funny, racy rooster tale.
  • PG
  • 2015
  • 98 minutes

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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

"Amid all of the suggestive humor are messages about teamwork, training, and believing in yourself. Rolo learns to rely on his friends, learn from mentors, and have faith in his own abilities."

Positive Role Models & Representations

"Rolo is surrounded by friends and family who love and support him. His mother, his mentors and coach, and his love interest, Di, all believe in him, even when he doesn't believe in himself. Rolo must find the courage to stop doubting himself so he can find his voice and protect the farm." Some comic stereotyping of the elderly and hard-of-hearing.

Violence

"The movie opens with the story of a scary matronly woman who's about to fry some eggs; she has big, scary teeth. A group of vultures tries to swoop down and kidnap the main character and his friends. Several cockfights show the roosters pecking and punching each other. A mafia boss threatens to send a rooster/chicken/eggs to the roaster/butcher. A human farmer with a gun threatens people at a fight. An elderly farmer hits a man with her purse, which has a brick in it." A lengthy climactic boxing match with lots of punches and knockdowns. Slapstick jeopardy throughout includes falls, bonks, knockouts.

Sex

A chicken and a rooster kiss a couple of times, and two eggs kiss (with their tongues) twice. Lots of jokes refer to attraction, flirtation, sexiness. Occasional comic sexual innuendo passes between characters (some double meanings such as "cock-a-doodle-doo"), mostly delivered in throwaway lines. A giant has comically drawn "heaving" breasts. The ring girl at the boxing match is a gargantuan parody with enormous breasts. 

Language

Some insult humor ("you trash can with wings," "booger," "idiot"), "butt." Some farts and poop jokes. "Bastardo" is seen on a sign. Some suggestive, double-meaning looks.

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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-Cellent Adventure is the English-language version of the very funny, animated Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos, reviewed by Sandie Angulo Chen in its original subtitled Spanish language. MPAA rated this new offering PG as opposed to its earlier PG-13, as some of the racier dialogue appears to have been toned down for English-speaking audiences. Still, some may take offense at the two eggs who tongue-kiss and the voluptuous breasts of a female giant. New fans will appreciate the references to and parodies of other classic American films (Rocky, The Godfather, The Karate Kid), as well as the very current rock and rap music. Per Ms. Chen's review: "Although many of the jokes will go over the heads of younger viewers, the mild sexual innuendo makes this comedy more appropriate for middle schoolers and up, rather than younger audiences. In addition to suggestive jokes, there's violence in the form of cockfighting (which, though illegal in the States, is a traditional, legal sport in Mexico), vultures swooping down to kidnap farm animals, and gun violence (no one is shot). And there's some insult language. But despite its racier material, the movie offers positive messages about teamwork, friendship, and self-confidence." The DVD includes both the English- and Spanish-language versions of the movie.

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Adult Written byRGO February 5, 2016

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Wish I had seen this review from CSM before I let my 5 year old watch it. A rating of PG and cute animated chickens and eggs looked safe while standing at the... Continue reading

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What's the story?

HUEVOS: LITTLE ROOSTER'S EGG-CELLENT ADVENTURE is the English-language film debut of a popular Mexican animated cartoon series that features talking eggs. Rolo (Zachary Gordon), "a young rooster who was once the runt of his litter -- must band together with a group of hilarious eggs, a strip of bacon, a former fighting rooster, and Di (Amber Montana), the chicken who only has eyes for him, to train for a fight (boxing match) that could provide the group with enough money to save their farm. To train Rolo properly for the fight, the crew seeks out a champion duck who once fought in the cockfights ... but instead they must resign themselves to working with a duck egg who claims to know how the legend trained."

Is it any good?

American director Melanie Simka has done a wonderful job of reworking the original film by Mexican directors Gabriel Riva, Palacio Alatriste, and Rodolfo Riva. Lots of laugh-out-loud moments and creative homages to earlier classic movies will satisfy audiences who appreciate character-based humor, parody, inventiveness, and well-done slapstick jeopardy. English-language voice actors are uniformly terrific. Each character has its own unique voice and look. Other than the overlong, climactic boxing match and the inclusion of some of the "racier" references, this film works on every level. It has been well-served by the many people in two countries who made it.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the appeal of parody. Talk about the many scenes in which these characters gave new comic meaning to some older movie classics. Which character represented Sylvester Stallone's Rocky? Which character was modeled after Marlon Brando in The Godfather?

  • If you've seen both the English-language and Spanish-language versions of this film, how are they different? What changes did the American company make? Why?

  • If you've seen both versions, which did you prefer, and why?

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