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Parents' Guide to

Open Season

By Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Animated animal buddy film is crude but funny.

Movie PG 2006 99 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 4+

great

really good movie to watch with family and younger kids or nieces or nephews

This title has:

Great messages
age 4+

great

really good movie to watch with family and younger kids or nieces or nephews

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (29 ):

From some of the folks behind The Lion King and Monsters, Inc comes a zany animated flick about the oddest of couples, inspired by the work of cartoonist Steve Moore. Yes, the wacky-sidekick plot is tiresome, and if you're downright sick of CGI animal movies, you're not alone. But OPEN SEASON does have some funny moments. Lawrence and Kutcher have great chemistry, and the movie's messages about friendship, loyalty, taking care of each other, and finding peace in a violent world never go out of style.

With each adversity the bear and the deer face in the woods, Boog learns something about self reliance, and Elliot gains newfound self respect. Sure, it's been done before. But with a lively cast, colorful animation, and a storyline that moves along quickly, there are worse ways to spend a couple of hours. If you can get past the crude humor, Open Season is pretty funny. Parents may be bored, but kids will love it.

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