GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Rating: 4.5  out of 5 popcorn buckets

Release Date: June 7, 2019

MPAA Rating: PG

Best Age Group: 5+

Sexual Content: Mild

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

Crude or Profane Language: Mild

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Most people have their morning routines which probably includes feeding the dog, crabbing a cup of coffee, and heading out the door - while their pets stay at home. But what are the pets doing when their humans aren't home? The Secret Life of Pets 2 continues to follow the story of a dog named Max. However, in this film Max's owner gets married and has a baby, so now Max has a whole new set of concerns. There is also a subplot which includes the the bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) and a new dog, Daisy (Tiffany Haddish). This duo is trying to rescue an abused tiger from a Russian circus. All these beloved pets aren't just snuggled in their crates while their owners are out...they're hitting the town and getting into some trouble. Secret Life of Pets 2 is the sequel to the 2016 animated comedy.

Talking Points:

Sexual Content: Mild

  •  A female dog is in love with a male dog. She dreams about getting married and having kids.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

  • There is slapstick, silly violence.
  • We see cats punching each other for a toy.
  • Two animals throw knives at each other.
  • Wolves chase characters while snapping their jaws.
  • A fox attacks a dog, and then the fox is attacked by another dog.
  • A bad guy is hit by a car.
  • A dog bites a pig's tail.

Crude or Profane Language: Mild

  • Name calling such as: "dope," "jerk," "idiot," "stupid," and "turd."
  • We also hear "pissed."

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

  • A cat says her owner gave her catnip, and the cat acts very tipsy.

Will Kids Like It: Yes

Overall, The Secret Life of Pets 2, is a wonderful animated comedy for the whole family.

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