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Parents' Guide to

The Secret Life of Pets

By Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Adventure is clever and engaging, despite animals in peril.

Movie PG 2016 90 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 159 parent reviews

age 2+

This movie is so good,I reccomend for kids!!

This is the scariest fucking movie ive seen, there is so many black guys walking on the streets and i never know when they will shoot up someones block. Also my newborn son died of vrain cancer because this movie was so scary. My dad abuses me every single day and he doesnt want to stop no matter how many times I report to the police. He sexually rapes me and touch me and braids my special hairs. He said he would turn me into his special free sex doll and sex toy. I also love beating niggers with my whip that I bought from the store and shit. But anyway back to what my dad does to me and my baby sister, he touches my little sister because her pussy is so grippy he forces his fingers and little weewee inside of it. I wont lie his dick is like 4 inches so it is a little easier than mine. But also my mom wanted to have special touching time so instead i just fucking raped her because she was hot as fuck. Also a little tip for the elemntary kids reading this always do good in school and make bank instead of fucking minors. Stay solid boys.
age 7+

The Secret Life Of Pets Movie Review By Logan Strohl

It may not be Illumination's best movie but it's far from their worst either. The Secret Life Of Pets is a fun family movie that the whole family will enjoy. Starring Louis C.K. Eric Stonestreet Kevin Hart Jenny Slate and Albert Brooks. It's Illumination's version of Toy Story but with pets instead of Toys.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (159 ):
Kids say (112 ):

Funny and engaging, with an excellent voice cast, this animated animal adventure will entertain audiences of all ages, with perhaps an extra dollop of appeal for devoted pet owners. It's amusing to see what Max and his buddies get up to when their people are gone for the day, from watching telenovelas to raiding the fridge to rocking out to heavy metal music. And the plot, while not exactly unique (it's hard to miss the parallels to Toy Story, for instance), moves at a good clip, with enough twists and imaginative details to keep you fully engaged.

While meaningful messages aren't quite as front-and-center in The Secret Life of Pets as they were in, say Zootopia, the movie has clear themes of perseverance and teamwork. And Max and Duke's sibling-like relationship could particularly resonate with blended families or those dealing with rivalry/resentment issues. The characters have an appealing depth, too, aided by the talented actors providing their voices. Somewhere in the midst of Snowball's many motor-mouthed blasts, Hart conveys the bunny's underlying loneliness and sadness; this is a rabbit who truly thinks of his fellow cast-offs as family, not just minions. And Slate's Gidget proves that she's so much more than a pampered puffball; her loyalty to Max is unwavering, and she stretches far beyond her comfort zone to help him. It's easy to imagine a sequel focused on her getting the gang back together to help another one of their own; meanwhile, here's hoping they all have cozy laps to curl up on.

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