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There is NO Sex or Nudity in this movie

Two monsters kiss each other on many occasions.

There are scenes of violence in the film, but note that it is a childrens' film, so it is comical for the most part.

Many fight scenes that may need parental guidance for very young children. They usually end up alright. For example a monster that becomes invisible chokes a monster. The monster doesn't die but the scene is intense.

A monster's voice is extracted to the point to his whole face turns white. May disturb some.

No swearing but some words such as "stupid", "shut up", "idiot", etc.

There are quite a few frightening scenes, nothing too bad.

Boo is strapped into a chair and a "scream extraction" machine approaches her face while she screams and wriggles. This is scene is suspenseful.

A boy is shown falling asleep in a darkened room, the closet door creaks and opens and the boy imagines that a shirt is a monster; then a pair of large eyes open under his bed and a big-toothed monster comes out causing the boy to scream, which then causes the monster to scream and fall back onto on the floor (see violence/gore), it is then revealed to be just a simulation.

Sully does a really big, scary growl for a demonstration and frightens Boo who runs away in tears (we see images of his face later, with teeth and claws bared).

Sully thinks Boo has been smashed in a compactor and he faints from despair. This is meant to be comical and she doesn't really die.

Monsters prepare to go scaring; they put on their sharp teeth, test their claws, growl, put on more eyes and then go through doors, and we hear children screaming. Meant to be somewhat comical.

The idea of monsters may scare very young viewers (About newborn to 5 years old)

Recommended age and MPAA rating: 7/ PG: for some action and scary images.

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