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Beethoven's 2nd Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

A bland but enjoyable good time.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this sequel has some serious moments. Young Ted is poor at sports and so unwanted for the team that the other kids pick a girl before picking him. Mr. and Mrs. Newton are having financial troubles. A young child asks her father where babies come from, and his failure to answer may prompt viewing children to pose the same question. And in a very out-of-place scene, older daughter Ryce is nearly raped by a boy she has a crush on.

  • Families can talk about the film's adult themes. How did Ryce get away from her attacker? What role did alcohol play in the attack? How would you handle yourself in that situation?

The good stuff
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    Messages: The children skip school and lie in order to take care of the puppies.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Several comical fights. The villains talk about drowning the puppies and clearly do not treat Missy well.

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    Sexy stuff: Teen daughter Ryce narrowly escapes the advances of a drunken older boy.

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    Language: A few mild vulgarities.

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A group of older teens enjoy a drunken party at a summer house while the adults are away.