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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Tom and Jerry travel to several countries and regions: Mexico, Australia, the Amazon, and more. Each visit includes brief, comic introductions to the culture and climate of the area.
Despite their usual antagonism, Tom and Jerry briefly work together to achieve a goal.
Positive Role Models
Very little heroic behavior or teamwork for Tom and Jerry this time around. Filled with comic stereotypes; Tom & Jerry compete with a hunky hero, a quirky grandmother, a soccer mom, and a giant robotic alien (who is subtly effeminate). Television executives and personalities are either greedy, arrogant, ignorant, ineffective or a combination of those.
Violence & Scariness
Slapstick action from start to finish. A cat-and-mouse chase, a crash down stairs, a remote-powered airplane assault with dangerous jet blades, a plane sets fire to a house, characters sail through glass window, and Spike pounds Tom into the ground, then chokes him... and that's all in the first two minutes. No injuries, nothing truly scary, but characters are frozen, flattened, pummeled, swallowed by a whale, attacked by sharks, a stink bomb, a falling house, and a punching kangaroo. Among other cartoonish perils, they sink in the sea and in quicksand, fall from a bridge, go over a waterfall, and teeter on the edge of a cliff before plummeting down.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Jerry uses a woman's bra as a parachute. The Statue of Liberty loses her robe and is left in underwear.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tom & Jerry: The Fast and the Furry contains the usual non-stop cartoon violence that is standard for the franchise. Characters barely survive one comic onslaught before they're flattened again -- all without serious injury or pain and with no real scares. Conceived as a parody of reality television competitions, the movie is one long car race with each contestant hoping to "eliminate" the others and take home the big prize. Jerry hangs from a bra; the Statue of Liberty loses her robes; and the words "keester" and "butt" are heard. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Unlike some of the wittier spoofs Tom & Jerry have starred in, this one is less clever and more straightforwardly devoted to thrills and spills. It also has a few obvious comic stereotypes thrown in for good measure. Neither Tom nor Jerry plays the hero in The Fast and the Furry, and they never have a higher purpose. It's all about winning a television contest at any cost.
For kids who like their heroes frozen, inked, sunk, sharked, and falling headlong from precipices all over the world, it's a typically funny T & J adventure.
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