A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Amid some more mature content is message that you need perseverance and courage to do what's right for your family and take care of them, especially when troubles arise. Sometimes it takes teamwork of others to help you protect your family.
Positive Role Models
Toto is a caring father. His overprotectiveness puts him at odds with his children, but he perseveres to learn how to be a better father. He shows perseverance when he goes to great lengths to save his children. Toto and Di bravely put themselves in danger to save their egg children. A ragtag group of eggs saves Toto and Di's children. Along wth the eggs from Toto's farm and animals from the Congo, the group helps Toto and Di fight the humans and escape.
Depicts Russian characters as comical villains, drawing on potentially offensive stereotypes to portray them as bumbling, with repeated references to Putin and communist iconography. Not many other humans in the film; when humans are shown, such as near the end (when villains are hosting a feast of rare eggs), there's a small focus on racial diversity. But the film is about animals, and thankfully there aren't racial stereotypes overshadowing the animals' personalities. Di is brave and helpful, but her primary function is to support her husband in accomplishing his goals.
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Violence & Scariness
Comical violence, including scenes with fights between animals and humans. Some moments of potentially scary violence, such as a building catching on fire and blowing up.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Moderate use of jokes based on pun "huevos," which means both "eggs" and is slang for "testicles."
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Using "huevos" or "huevitos" to make puns regarding male genitalia. The word "stupid" (which could be considered ableist). Exclamatory use of "God."
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Products & Purchases
The food brand Herdez is shown.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A character who likes to party is implied to have taken some type of recreational substance, but the allusion stays in the realm of subtext.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Un Rescate De Huevitos (also known as A Rescue of Little Eggs and An Egg Rescue) is a Mexican animated film that's part of the Huevoscartoon franchise (previous films include Una Película de Huevos, Otra Película de Huevos y un Pollo, and Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos). The film follows rooster Toto (voiced by Bruno Bichir) as he, his chicken wife Di (Maite Perroni), and their farmyard friends work to save Toto and Di's egg children. While it's animated in a way that may appeal to younger kids, you can expect some mature content, including puns about male genitalia ("huevos" can mean both "eggs" and "testicles") and moments of violence, both comedic and scary. But there are also themes of teamwork, courage, and perseverance. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
If you're a fan of the Huevoscartoon franchise -- which includes both shorts and previous feature films -- then this well-animated movie will bring you back to familiar ground and familiar characters. But if you're new to the series, the humor may leave you feeling confused. Talking eggs -- some of which appear outfitted as children, and some that strangely look and act adult despite being unborn chickens -- and sentient bacon may remind some viewers of a fever dream. And if you're not well-versed in Spanish slang, particularly the fact that "huevos" is used in puns about male genitalia, you'll miss more of the jokes.
The risqué nature of those references also makes the film's tone a bit tricky to figure out. It's not clear whether the Huevoscartoon universe was created primarily to make body puns or to entertain children. That said, the film is well made, and its themes about togetherness, perseverance, and teamwork, even a mild critique about humanity's overconsumption, come through. It's a quirky film, but if your humor aligns with a bit of oddity, it might be up your alley.
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