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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity: 5/10

The Cat reacts with interest when he sees a woman's photograph (it unfolds like a centerfold). He makes noises like "humina-humina-humina-humina, oooh". His hat grows longer (implying that he has an erection). When Conrad states that's his mother, he says, "Awkward", and his hat shrinks to normal size.

The Cat admires a young woman (Paris Hilton) dancing. The woman wears a short top and small skirt (she has a bare abdomen and cleavage).

The Cat bends over and we see his computer-generated buttocks. This is for comedic effect.

The Cat is carrying a garden hoe in one scene and blurts out, "Dirty hoe" and then says, "I'm sorry baby I love you." He attempts to lick the garden hoe, but is interrupted. (Played for comedic effect, most kids probably won't understand this.)

When asked where he came from, the Cat states, "When a Mommy cat and a Daddy cat love each other very much, they decide---", but he is quickly stopped by Conrad.

Like many kids movies, it has hidden innuendos.

Violence & Gore: 5/10

The Cat pulls out a cleaver, threatens a man, and then cuts his own tail in half (we see him with a bandage later).

The Cat is hit many times by children with bats (they think he's a piata), and once in the crotch (he screams).

We see a video on TV of a man tackling another man in a Taiwanese Parliament meeting, others join in and we hear punches and yelling.

The Cat punches an elephant's trunk. (we see the trunk and hear whimpering from within a sofa where they fight).

The Cat threatens the children's dog with a garden hoe, stating "Time to die." (The way he says it doesn't sound very threatening, but rather comedic.)

Quinn falls off a cliff in the house when it is transformed into the Mother of All Messes and into a river with purple goo. He later survives the fall.

Profanity: 4/10

When the Cat chops his tail, he stares at it and says, "Son of a-", but is bleeped off.

When the Cat shows his car, The Super Luxurious Omnidirectional Whatchamajigger, nicknamed S.L.O.W. to the kids, he mentions the name of his old car, the Super Hydraulic Instantaneous Transporter, which meant that it's nickname was S.H.I.T., which Conrad almost says, but the Cat cuts him off.

The Cat says to a gardening hoe "Dirty hoe... I'm sorry, baby. I love you."

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 2/10

The Cat mentions that the circus has drunken clowns with hepitatis.

Quinn is shown eating a sandwich and drinking beer.

Frightening/Intense Sequences: 3/10

Some of the cinematography can be scary for some younger viewers, especially "The Mother of All Messes" scene.

Overall rating: 18/50

Recommended rating: PG for crude humour, language and some double-entendres.

Rated PG for mild crude humor and some double-entendres

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