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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

The animals are nuttier than ever in The Nut Job 2. This film continues the story of a group of park animals who must find a new food source when their beloved nut shop burns down. When they find a beautiful new park with green grass and trees they think life is great. However, things get complicated when the mayor wants to destroy the park and build an amusement park for a profit making venture. The rodents think their lives are over, though Surly the squirrel (voice of Will Arnett) steps up and puts together a plan to destroy the amusement park.  The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is the sequel to 2014’s The Nut Job.






The Nut Job 2Rating: 4. 5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 11, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG
Best Age Group: 6+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Mild
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It?  Yes




Talking Points:

  • The film highlights the importance of team work and family.
  • There’s a lot of bodily function humor.

Sexual Content: Mild

  • Two dogs fall in love and eventually have puppies.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

  • The construction site of an amusement park is destroyed resulting in fires and explosions.
  • The human characters tend to be the villains: a father and daughter are both sadistic in the way they treat animals. Animals’ lives are threatened by construction workers.
  • In a flashback, two animals nearly die in a hurricane.
  • There’s a lot of slapstick silly violence. Surly jumps out of moving vehicles, he’s beaten by a mouse, and he’s electrocuted.

Crude or Profane Language: Mild

  • We hear name calling such as: “moron,” and “dumb.” We hear “What the …?”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

  • A character was shot with a tranquilizing dart and appears drunk.

Will Kids Like It?  Yes

Overall The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature is a kid friendly movie. Parents need to be aware of the moderate slapstick violence and bodily function humor.

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