The Queen's Corgi

Movie review by Tracey Petherick, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

"Family" comedy has crass jokes and sexual innuendo.

PG 2020 85 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 27 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 10+

Not what you’d expect.

My 8 year old was so excited to see this movie because she has a corgi. We were both shocked so many times at the insanely inappropriate jokes. Of course she didn’t get them all but she got enough. What really made me uncomfortable was Trump’s dog forcing herself of the main character, Rex. Throughout the whole movie was a lot of inappropriate touching and more innuendos. Aside from that, the movie was kind of cute. Some funny moments, but I definitely wouldn’t recommend this for young children. 10+

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Too much sex
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age 14+

Disturbing & Depraved

Disturbing: Alluring to young children who love cute dogs or are infatuated with royalty and extravagance; reminiscent of how seemingly innocuous people use candy, dogs, and displays of wealth to deceive and prey upon child victims. Traumatizing: At one point "suicide" is casually dropped as an option for Rex (the lead protagonist) to get away from his problems. Charlie, Rex's best friend, pushes Rex off a bridge into icy water with the clear intent to kill him and take on Rex's role of "Top Dog" Messages: Exposes children to vulgar obscenity of various types. Promotes horrific values such as arrogance, entitlement and doing whatever it takes to get ahead, even if it is by engaging in immoral/unethical behavior. Promotes sex and violence. Overt allusions to perverse sexuality. Bizarrely portrays a female as a sex fiend that attempts to mate with Rex despite his clear refusal. The female dog uses tape to bind him. She lays on top of Rex as if forcing him to engage in sexualized behavior against his will. Elsewhere, Rex unapologetically seduces the girlfriend of a large bulldog right in front of him. Rex exhibits no shame, fear, or concern despite the threatening presence and aggressive behavior of the angry and jealous bulldog. Rex then partakes in what resembles an illegal dog fight in a makeshift arena late at night. Authority figures are portrayed as oblivious bumbling idiots. A perfect allegory of present day politics: two dogs battle to be recognized as "top dog". Deception, betrayal, attempted murder, fabrication of evidence, and feigned grief are used to eliminate the rightful 'top dog'. Final scenes and themes coincidently are reminiscent of the U.S. Capitol Riots. Friends of Rex (Latin for 'King') unite to fight the illegitimate 'top dog' Charlie ('fool' in Britain; 'Communist' in military slang), interfer with the ceremony where he is to be formally named 'top dog', and rescue Rex from a giant Hill of memorabilia that had been set ablaze by Charlie in an attempt to get rid of Rex and everything bearing his resemblance. This movie is sickening. It targets children and exposes them to depravity and disturbing messages.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.

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