What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while there are a lot of physical misadventures in this madcap comedy there no injuries; and except for a few shots of a roaring, teeth-baring leopard nothing is frightening or threatening in a real way. Characters are clumsy -- fall, bump into walls, drive incompetently, and more. “Baby,” a tame leopard, is confused with a wild leopard which results in some chasing, erratic gun play, and more pratfalls. A character drinks to excess, also as a source of humor. There’s one throwaway reference to going "gay.”
- Families can talk about comedies. What are the elements of a "screwball comedy"? What are other comedic styles? Which do you prefer?
- How have movies changed over time? What sticks out in this movie as from another era? What elements of old-fashioned movies are missing from contemporary film? Have movies improved?
- Alcohol drinking is played for laughs in this movie. What role do movies and other media have in our attitudes toward drinking?