So, parents, be prepared. The kids will beg you take them along, but Rango is a film that you might want to see with other adults. It’s more appropriate for mature viewers who can appreciate the visual beauty and pick up on the references to other films. But it’s not exactly kids’ stuff.

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CAUTIONS:

  • Language/Profanity: Rango asks a mannequin torso, “Are those real?”; “I’ll kill you!” “You son of a …”; kids call each other “funny looking”; “hell”; reference to a “number two”; “tart, trollop, floozy”; flatulence; “shut up”; jokes about fecal matter and hint of a rectal exam.
  • Alcohol/Smoking/Drugs: Beans says her dad loved to smoke;a bartender smokes a cigar; drinking of “cactus juice” at the bar; a patron is passed out; Beans’ dad is said to have fallen “drunk down a mineshaft”; Bill smokes and drinks.
  • Sex/Nudity: A buxom mannequin; siblings that are different species, and one says “momma had an active social life”; a character mistakes the word “thespians” for “lesbians”; kissing.
  • Violence/Crime :A car accident; an armadillo has a tire indentation where he was hit by a car; a bird tries to snatch Rango; guns are cocked and pointed, and verbal threats are made; children in town throw things at Rango; knife put to a bird’s beak; a mother swats her boy; character is tossed through a window; a bird has an arrow through his eye; a drowned creature; character swatted with a stick; chase scene features explosions and shooting; Beans is gagged and held at gunpoint.
  • Religion/Morals: Discussion of the “spirit of the West”; the mayor says “people have to believe in something”; the people of Dirt claim a “great day of deliverance” and “the time that was foretold,” and shout, “Hallelujah!”; Rango mistakenly believes another character is “consulting with the spirits”; mayor says others attribute divine power to him; a villain says, “I’ll take your soul straight down to hell” and suggests hell is his home; water is said to be the town’s “salvation.”