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Despicable Me 3 [2017] [PG] - 2.3.1

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
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Fired from the Anti-Villain League, a former villain (voiced by Steve Carrell) discovers he has a more successful twin brother (also voiced by Steve Carrell). The problem arises when the brother asks his sibling to join him in a new life of crime. Also with the voices of Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Nev Scharrel. Directed by Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda. Several lines of dialogue and three songs are spoken in a made-up Minion language with a few French and English words added without subtitles. [1:31]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A man rubs his behind on a large exercise ball. A man twirls a woman and dips her, grabbing one of her lower legs. A young boy kisses a young girl on the cheek.
 A man covered only in pink bubble gum swings on a strand of the gum across a long office window as people take pictures (we see his bare shoulders, arms and legs up to his bottom). A man uses a weapon to blow power waves that strip a second man to his underwear, that we see briefly; the second man is then covered in a layer of bubble gum by a gum shooter.
 Three male statues and two men in a pool scene wear short-shorts that reveal shoulders, back, chest (no nipples) and abdomens (no navels). In a beach dance scene, many women wear bikinis or one-piece bathing suits that bare cleavage, abdomens (no navels show), and legs to the tops of the thighs. Men reveal bare chest, backs, and abdomens (no navels). Two Minions wear hula skirts and coconut bras and one bra falls off (the creature's body has no details). The Minions pull off their skirts and tap their behinds together in a dance, clothed in men's style underwear briefs. Three Minions wear long dresses (with fake bosoms) in a dance number on TV, and they bend away from the camera and shake their behinds that are covered by long bloomers with smiley faces on them. A minion lowers his trousers and sticks his buttocks out in profile for a tattoo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man pilots a huge robot that rises from a river and stomps on the Hollywood sign; the robot releases giant bubbles and laser beams into the streets of Los Angeles as a woman screams in close-up into the camera and a laser beam cuts through the center of streets, leaving flames and a burning trench.
 A villain points a ray gun at two other man and many robots chase them through a hall, denting a metal wall they cannot penetrate as the two men fall off a disappearing ledge outside and are caught by a woman in a helicopter using a plunger on the end of a cable; the building they were in explodes into billows of smoke and flames.
 Several flashbacks show a child star of the Evil Bratt TV show inside a giant robot of himself as he chases men and women, using a laser beam to burn through a book, and to shoot beside people, scaring them into running and screaming; he blows large bubbles of gum and uses shooters on his shoulders to shoot big bubbles at buildings and people to "slime" them or disable them. A flashback shows large soldiers screaming at a giant robot and huge bubbles of gum covering their city; a child in the robot cuts the city out of the Earth with a wide laser beam and sends it drifting out into space.
 A man in a rocket plane is swarmed by small robot dolls, squealing and shooting lasers; the plane explodes loudly in smoke and some flames as the man bounces on a palm tree and lands in the street unconscious, where a flaming trench passes by him. The two men drive a vehicle through town, chased by police on bicycles and the bikes and the car jump over a herd of pigs and drive down a stone staircase; the car drives up a cliff wall, goes down a country road, missing a farm cart and causing a tiny car to swerve off the road and stops against a utility pole (we see no damage); police officers chase the car, which dives down a hole in the pavement and comes up in a river.
 Two men wearing rubber body suits fly a jet car to a tall building and launch themselves at it, sticking to a wall; one of the men slides down toward spikes, stops just before reaching them, climbs and stumbles and the other man struggles to get him through a hole in a wall as many missiles are aimed at one man then go back inside; one man inflates his suit like a balloon and the air escapes, causing him to fly around, but land safely on a floor. A man wearing a fat suit enters a vault and licks a diamond, climbs out of the fat suit and fires tranquilizer darts into the noses of five men, who pass out and he steals the diamond. A man enters a giant robot and finds electrical wires, and he breaks a glass box with his fist and disconnects the wires, causing the giant to disintegrate.
 We see a tall block of carbonite with an elderly man frozen in its surface. Two men find a long wall filled floor-to-ceiling with robot dolls and one man gets shot in the eye with a robot laser (he is uninjured); the men enter a bubble gum production room and we see several vats of bubbling liquid as one man chews some gum and later, large thick bubbles roll out of his mouth uncontrollably. A large sea vessel fills up with gum bubbles, soldiers point rifles at a man, and they are blown up with a Rubik's cube that explodes into colorful smoke; two nearby Minions sail through the air and fall onto a beach, but are unharmed. A man steals three young girls and deposits them on a high building ledge; they are later rescued by a woman who jumps across giant rubbery bubbles, grabs a length of gum as a bungee cord and lands them on the street safely. A group of short characters fly away with a man in a large silver vessel as they hold battleaxes and maces and the scene ends.
 Two men dance-fight while throwing punches that miss but landing a few kicks each in the stomach and back; one man uses a keyboard power-throwing machine to play loud music and push back his opponent (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details) and the second man is blown away, not injured. Two men dance-fight, landing kicks and some punches, throwing one man into a wall, but unharmed and the other man uses a keyboard machine to blow his opponent back with colorful musical waves and one man flies away as he calls out, "Curse you, curse you!" Three young girls watch as their mother punches, kicks, and throws several men to the floor, unconscious; she pulls a dart from a man's nose and sticks it into another man's nose, with both men shouting, "Ouch!" A woman slaps a man's face, and then pulls off a mask to show that it was not a woman but a villain and the woman is actually tied up in a closet (she is released later). Two men fight over a diamond, one kicking the other in the leg and a villain steals it. A still shot shows that a man was fired as a teenager for having bad acne: large pimples and red spots are seen covering his entire face; in a flashback he shouts angrily and punches the camera lens, which cracks.
 Minions pile up a thousand bundles of dynamite and the camera cuts to a long shot where we see a giant bubble covering part of a city expel air through a hole and flatten and the characters fall from the sky into the foreground, covered in gum but unharmed. Many Minions walk in the rain and enter a TV studio, where they perform a song and dance until several police officers arrest them with one officer swinging a club at them; we see the Minions in prison wearing striped uniforms and they scare the large prisoners by snapping towels at them, shouting nonsense and dancing in formations. A hundred Minions in a large balloon basket grab battleaxes, swords, and maces, then dive out and use umbrellas as parachutes. Minions steal bathtubs and toilets in prison with one human prisoner still sitting on a toilet (fully clothed); we later see them build a steampunk balloon aircraft with toilets and tubs for seats and escape over the prison wall at night. Two Minions fall down the stairs of an airplane, unharmed.
 A man in a muscle car raises and lowers it with the super-air shocks while staring at a woman in a larger vehicle (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details); the driver of the second car smashes his vehicle sideways into the muscle car, destroying it against a building (we do not see the first driver again).
 We see a brightly lit laboratory with many types of weapons hanging on the walls; a floor opens to reveal a large golden car that changes into a flying vehicle with dozens of missiles that can be released from under its wings. Two men go through a trap door elevator to a dungeon and see two statues, one holding a rifle and one holding a bottle of poison. A man and a woman enter their dark house by using karate stances and are blindfolded and whisked away on rolling office chairs to the backyard for a party with their three young girls.
 A monster-dog with large teeth barks, rips up a newspaper, and snaps at a man visiting his owner's yard, then bites the man's leg (no blood) and hangs onto the leg through several scenes; the animal's owner changes a vacuum cleaner into a rocket and propels the man into the sky, but he limps back into to the yard.
 A large group of characters has a food fight in prison with mashed potatoes and mashed peas. A large group of characters have a pillow fight and one character spits out feathers. A character rides on a large pig and hits its back side with a fly swatter to go faster. A man falls off a ladder to a bunk bed and crawls out of the room, but we see no injury. A man wraps a bandage around a crying character's scraped knee and we see a few red scratches.
 A woman shouts at a husband and his wife in front of a crowd at an employee meeting and fires them both. A child and an adult say, "I've been a bad boy!" dozens of times. We hear that a man was called "The Bald Terror." A young girl screams about finding a unicorn. A woman shouts at another woman and her baby who spit on the front step of a house, telling them to leave, and they do. A reference is made to a "barf bag." Two men argue a few times, but reconcile. A man says that he is queasy, but does not get sick. A man says to another man, "I thought you would pee your pants," and the other replies, "I did!" A large pig snaps at a man who covers his groin with his hands and says, "No, those are my private parts." A crude computer graphic shows a stick figure being shot and then impaled on a spike (no blood is shown).
 A Minion flatulates green smoke into another Minion's face, making him cough. A young girl in a bed snores. Dozens of Minions make flatulence sounds with their tongues at a man in two scenes. A photo shows a man holding dog feces in a scooper. A photo shows a man plunging a toilet (no refuse is visible). A woman and her baby spit on the front steps of a house and we see a small amount of spittle from each. A man has a permanently swollen-shut eye and a small scar on one cheek. A man and a woman taste slimy green soup containing Gummy Bears and the woman spits out a mouthful in the air. A young girl eats spaghetti without utensils, smearing sauce all over her face. A Minion tattoos pictures of bananas onto the backs of a line of other Minions in prison.

PROFANITY 1 - 1 mild scatological term, exclamations (son of a Beta Max, ugh, screw up, holy moly, Chihuahua, shut-up), name-calling (crazy, stupid, stupidest, loser(s), idiots, monster, dumpling, junk, dipsticks, wimp, barf bag, world's worst villain, world's worst agent, Sister-Sister, Mulligan, Wonder Twins), 2 religious exclamations (Oh My God, one bedtime prayer by a young girl). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Two characters sit in a bathtub and click together the rims of wine glasses that look like they contain water, bouncers throw two unconscious men out of the door of a tavern called "The Tipsy Unicorn," a man takes a drink from a beer glass and spits it out into the air in a bar, and characters sing nonsense syllables to "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall."

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Families, love, divorce, protecting children, secrets, crime, prison, lies, honesty, loyalty, childhood stars' mental issues, civilians pursuing criminals, advanced technologies, conflict, loss, regret, sadness, reconciliation, happiness.

MESSAGE - Adopted children are just as special as biological children to their parents.

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