Rugrats in Paris

  • Review Date: June 25, 2003
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2002
  • Running Time: 85 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Eighty minutes of visual surprises, clever comedy.
  • Review Date: June 25, 2003
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2002
  • Running Time: 85 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

With its Japanese theme park in Paris, the movie gently pokes fun at globalization. A bit of gross-out humor.

Violence & scariness

The babies, inside a giant mechanical Reptar, battle a giant mechanical snail. Chuckie imagines he's a martial arts expert. Coco is loud and villainess at times. She orders Jean-Claude to lock the babies in a warehouse.

Sexy stuff

When Angelica steps on Coco's dress, it rips and we see her underpants.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The movie could be seen as an ad for the TV show.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Chuckie gets sad because all the other babies have moms to love and take care of them. Coco is loud and villainess at times. She orders Jean-Claude to lock the babies in a warehouse. With its Japanese theme park in Paris, the movie gently pokes fun at globalization. The babies climb out of a moving ride. Phil and Lil eat bugs, boogers, etc., and stuff all kinds of things in their diapers. When Angelica steps on Coco's dress, it rips and we see her underpants.Violence: The babies, inside a giant mechanical Reptar, battle a giant mechanical snail. Chuckie imagines he's a martial arts expert.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

RUGRATS IN PARIS finds the stars of Nickelodeon's popular cartoon series in Europe. Dad Chas needs to fix the robots at EuroReptarland (sort of a Japanese Disneyland run by Mr. Yamaguchi, or \"Mr. Yummy Sushi\" if you're a Rugrat), so he brings his son Chuckie and Chuckie's little friends with him. Chuckie sets out to find his dad a girlfriend (and himself a new mother), and the Rugrats gang meets with one adventure after another, culminating in a Godzilla-movie-like pursuit in and around the landmarks of Paris.

Is it any good?

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If you haven't seen Rugrats before, you may have a bit of trouble figuring out which babies belong to which parents and what they're all doing in the movie. This movie is very much an extension of the television series; in fact, Nickelodeon televised a prequel to the movie just before its release. But although fans will be more in the know, even newcomers will enjoy the eighty minutes of visual surprises and clever comedy.

Younger kid viewers won't get the touches of social commentary but will find the babies hilarious and their far-fetched adventures exciting. Amidst all the ooey gooey action is a heartfelt story about the love between parents and children. The usually timid Chuckie, whose mommy is in heaven, grows up a little and gets to show his brave side. The expertly voiced cast gets a multiracial boost with the addition of Kira and Kimi, an Asian mother and daughter who are now be regulars on the series.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the various Parisian landmarks shown in this animated adventure.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:January 10, 2002
DVD release date:January 10, 2002
Studio:Paramount Pictures
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Adventures
Run time:85 minutes
MPAA rating:G
MPAA explanation:all audiences

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Kid, 10 years old July 11, 2012
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6
QUALITY
 

better than the other movie.

good, but not as good as both of the shows.
Teen, 13 years old Written bymrbookworm01 January 26, 2012
AGE
5
QUALITY
 

Really good, but not for the youngest kids

I have the DVD of this movie and I think it's really good. It has some mild violence/martial arts violence and sad moments that might be too much for the youngest kids, but nothing too bad for kids 5+ and it has positive messages about the importance of family and being brave. Violence: Some VERY mild martial arts violence during a dream. The babies (when controlling a large mechanical Reptar suit) battle with Jean-Claude (who's in a large mechanical snail suit), destorying some structures, but nobody gets hurt. Some sad moments, like when Chuckie is watching his friends dance with their moms to a sad song. But nothing too bad for kids 5 and older. Sex: Coco is shown engaging in mild flirting with Chas. Spike is shown forming a "relationship" with a French poodle and they share a romantic dinner (parodying the famous scene from "Lady And The Tramp") Angelica is shown stepping on Coco's dress, tearing it and revealing her underwear. But nothing graphic is shown or mentioned. Consumerism: Based off the popular TV show, "Rugrats" and one scene in the movie parodies the famous dinner scene from "Lady And The Tramp"
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Teen, 14 years old Written byBieberFreakinFever December 22, 2011
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4
QUALITY
 

good

good
What other families should know
Too much violence

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