Parents' Guide to

The Triplets of Belleville

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Offbeat animated French tale has violence, sex.

Movie PG-13 2003 80 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 13+

Paris, Paris

Just in time for Tour de France coming to Denmark now. Nearly 10 years ago this movie not to be confused with the LEGO toys made an revolution in animation, and showed cartoons is also for the mature art crowd too. Bicycle riders are missing, as a woman and three elder people are out to solve the mystery. There is chases, fun, bizarre moments and vintage music too so here is something for all. This movie like Amelie is coming into an Tour de France fan zone with all it´s loud madness that lasts for days non stop. So see this on a big TV with big speakers. In consumerism of course Tour de France and Giro D´Italia, and in drugs try to explain your kids what doping is.
age 12+

Gorgeaus, undubitably French

It is one of my favorite movies of all time because of the animation and the MUSIC. My god, the MUSIC makes this movie worth watching by itself. That said, the whole movie is mesmerizing. Watch with no expectations or background. I was smitten.

Is It Any Good?

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

Each scene in this film is cheerily stuffed with arresting graphic effects, vertiginous angles, witty visual puns, and imaginative flights of fancy. The semblance of a plot is barely relevant to The Triplets of Belleville; if it's about anything, it's about vision and imagination.

Everything looks both familiar and strange at the same time, with quirky combinations of old and new Paris and New York, all deliriously and deliciously loony. The triplets throw explosives into the water to catch the frogs they eat for dinner. The bad guys look like a big black wall. And Bruno the dog has a dream that is only slightly more surreal than everything else. It's all very odd for sure, and not for all kids given the violence, sexual content, and offbeat style. Older kids who like quirky movies will enjoy.

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