Parents' Guide to

Rugrats Go Wild

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Fun meet-up of Rugrats, Wild Thornberrys on deserted island.

Movie PG 2003 81 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

bad movie

bad movie

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Too much violence
age 5+

Potty humor galore!

The story line was great, the animation was really beautiful , the characters were familiar and fun, and believe it or not Rugrats meets Thornberrys made for an engaging story. The only problem was that every 3 minutes there was a poop, puke, or bugger (sp? I mean snot) joke which produced "Ooh gross!" from all the kids in the audience but not a lot of laughter. Wish the creators had just stuck to the story and left out the potty humor. Just showing the characters' warts and strengths in new situations was funny enough. And the ultimate message of triumphing over adversity through personal courage, caring, and comradarie would have made this a great kids film without being too trite or sappy. The potty humor made it a tainted experience. P.S. Bruce Willis will forever be associated in my mind with smelly behinds and dog poop!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (7):

This animated tale is pleasant for the kids and not too painful for their parents. The voice of Bruce Willis adds enormous charm and energy to the story, and as soon as he is on board, we know that any day-saving that needs to be done will be in good hands.

The story shows the different ways people react when things go badly. At first, the adults blame one another, but then they select a leader and begin to cooperate, which prompts a question about how we choose our heroes. In another worthwhile plotline, Debbie Thornberry lets her parents know that she wants to spend more time with them.

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