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MPAA Rated PG for some violent content and mild language

Sex & Nudity

  • A baby is seen fully nude in a photograph, A young boy is seen bare-chested
  • A women wear dresses that reveal part of their bare chest and legs
  • A man tells a boy that he "Might even meet a girl

Violence & Gore

  • A young boy opens a gift and thinks that it's a pocketknife, the woman reassures his father that its only fingernail clippers and she tells the boy "It does have a blade though
  • A young boy hits another young boy in the face with a football
  • A man says that another mans son had returned home from war "In a box (implying that he died)
  • The skull of an animal is seen
  • A narrator says that their was a war going on during his childhood, A narrator says that as a child he was a "Target for the neighborhood bullies
  • A mans says that his dad was a war veteran and that he lost his leg during a battle
  • A boy says that another young boy can stick his head in a dog's mouth, A boys says that a young boy "Still wets his pants
  • A dog jumps onto the edge of a toilet seat and begins to drink from it
  • Willie (the dog's boy owner) strikes the dog in anger once, but feels remorse after.
  • A man strikes Skip with a shovel and inflicts wounds that require a veterinarian's care, almost taking the dog's life.


  • 2 anatomical terms, name-calling (goofball, titty-baby), 1 exclamation (shoot), A man hands a young boy a book and says "There's cussing in it. 5 uses of hell, 3 uses of damn

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man and a woman smoke a cigar. There is childhood use of chewing tobacco on the part of one character, mostly in the first half of the movie

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Making Willie pass an initiation test of sorts, some bullies have Willie spend the night in the old cemetery (after telling him about a witch who's buried there) while some lighting flashes. Later, that night (and as some scary music plays), Willie sees some images moving through some light and fog/smoke.
  • This Film is Very Sad and Makes You Cry if you Love Dogs.

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