Family Movie Review: The Nut Job (PG)

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MPAA Rating: PG         Length: 86 minutes

Age Appropriate For: 6+. The typical amount of bathroom and potty humor, a very lightly implied romantic attraction between two squirrels that never manifests into anything, a dog that twerks (for absolutely no reason), and the use of some dynamite and a car chase, but no violence.

'The Nut Job' probably won't dethrone the Disney money-making monster that is 'Frozen,' but it's ultimately an inoffensive family choice. Although clearly dated by a couple of years and unclear in its timeframe and location, the film has a surprising amount of laughs.

By Roxana Hadadi

Some things to know about "The Nut Job," which the commercials—and even the film itself—won't tell you are that the film is a co-production with South Korea, has been in development for three years, and is set in 1950s America. A few elements of the movie are dated and others are unclear, but ultimately "The Nut Job" isn't a total loss. It goes for too many bathroom-related laughs, but its messages about working together and uniting as a community are good ones.

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