What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that for anyone over age 12, this is a 2 star movie. It may be painful viewing for you, but know that it's only 80 minutes, and it will make your kids really happy. The movie has some comic violence, including a shock collar used on both a dog and a human. No one of either species is seriously harmed. There is some PG-style crude language ("butt," "blow chunks," "suck-up") and brief vulgar humor. There is also some intrusive product placement for Wendy's, though the product that makes the greatest impression is the lasagna.
- Families can talk about why Garfield was jealous of Odie and Happy was jealous of his brother, and why it was so hard for Jon and Liz to tell each other how they felt.