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The Bob’s Burgers Movie | 2022 | PG-13 | – 2.3.3

content-ratingsWhy is “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” rated PG-13? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “rude/suggestive material and language.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a couple of kissing scenes, a fantasy scene with a girl riding horses with a boy she has a crush on, discussions of summer boyfriends, a skeleton discovered in a sinkhole and we hear that the individual was murdered, a car chase, a car being buried in a sinkhole, discussions of debt and being unable to pay back a bank loan, and some moderate language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


Animated feature based on the popular TV series: Bob’s Burgers is going to be closed down when the building’s landlord is arrested for murder; to help their mom and dad save the restaurant, the kids start investigating in order to find the real murderer. With the voices of H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Eugene Mirman, David Wain, Zach Galifianakis, Kevin Kline, Larry Murphy, Gary Cole, Paul F. Tompkins, John Q. Kubin and Nick Kroll. Directed by Loren Bouchard & Bernard Derriman. [Running Time: 1:42]

The Bob’s Burgers Movie SEX/NUDITY 2

 – A pre-teen girl kisses a pre-teen boy in school and they both moan. A husband and his wife kiss in a few scenes. A pre-teen girl says that she wants to kiss a pre-teen boy (she imagines them kissing) and watch him walk away “To see what’s shaking in the backside of his pants.” A pre-teen girl imagines what she calls, “sexy zombies” in a fantasy about her riding a horse with a pre-teen boy that she likes; she imagines him removing his jeans and we see him wearing jockey-type underwear.
 A pre-teen girl says that a pre-teen boy put his retainer on a chain and gave it to her; we see the retainer hanging around her neck. A husband and his wife lie in bed together talking. A husband tells his wife, “I don’t deserve you.” Pre-teen girls talk about “summer boyfriends.” A pre-teen boy talks about being “topless 24/7” during the summer. A band’s name is “Itty Bitty Ditty Committee.”
 Four men with towels wrapped around their waists are seen in a steam room (we see bare chests, abdomens and backs). A male statue is shown with a bare chest and abdomen. A woman wears a hamburger costume with a bikini over it to use for a promotion for their hamburger restaurant and she says, “Sex sells.”

The Bob’s Burgers Movie VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – A girl falls into a deep hole in a road after a water main breaks, she struggles to pull herself out of thick mud and pulls on something in the wall that turns out to be a skeleton; it lands on top of her when she falls back into the mud and several of its teeth fall into her mouth as she screams. A car rams another car and pushes it into a deep hole, then pushes dirt on top of the car as people inside struggle to try to get out before their air runs out (they do manage to get out). In silhouette, we see two people fighting and a large number of stuffed animals are shown perched around the people fighting, seemingly watching the events as we hear a gunshot. Three children fall into a hole screaming. A man points a spear gun at another man and three children. A man with a gun runs after people driving away in a car. People in two cars speed along a boardwalk and crash into things, they jump off the boardwalk and onto the beach below where they sink into the sand, one car gets away and the driver of the other car shoots out one of their tires. A submarine with two men inside it is launched into the ocean and it sinks to the bottom where the men will likely drown (they do not). A man climbs across the scaffolding of an amusement park ride trying to reach a fuse that is lit and burns toward an explosive; a young girl rides a car along the track of the ride trying to reach the fuse herself and nearly falls out of the car when she reaches out for the fuse.
 A wife punches her husband in the groin twice and he recoils and yelps. Two pre-teen boys wrestle on the ground and one complains that the other hit him in the groin. A man is nervous about meeting a loan manager to request an extension on their payments; they are declined. Three children walk through an alley following sounds as one of them talks about imagining people are deciding who to shiv. Three kids are followed into a dead-end alley by a man that they think is going to harm them; he does not. A water main breaks and shoots a flume of water through the road and into the air outside a restaurant; people look inside the gaping hole and someone says, “That hole can swallow us.” While trapped in a submarine underwater, a man tells another man, “I hope you suffocate first.”
 A police detective says that a bullet was lodged in a skeleton’s rib cage. A character recalls hearing someone say, “I wanna kill you carnie and bury you where no one can find you.” A pre-teen boy imagines an alien vessel carrying an alien robot that talks to him and tells him to never play an instrument he made again because it makes their teeth hurt. A girl brainstorms ways to hurt another girl and her stuffed animals list, shooting her out of a cannon, karate chopping her and throwing a shark at her. A man talks to a hamburger and makes a voice as if the burger is talking back to him. A leaflet advertising a wharf carnival lists “almost no decapitations.” A man talks about seeing three people throwing toy ducks at each other” during an argument. A character says, “Rich people go to Cuba when they are charged with murder.” A girl talks about being afraid and not being brave.
 A character gags a couple of times. A girl puts a skeleton’s tooth in her mouth and gags. A man at a food cart offers olives to customers and asks for the toothpick they use back, and then changes his mind realizing it’s not a good idea to reuse it. A character talks about another character getting a heat rash in the summer. A man says that he has diarrhea from stress. A restaurant is shown located next to a funeral home. A character talks about babies coming out of a hole not going into one. A pre-teen girl says that a pre-teen boy put his retainer on a chain and gave it to her; we see the retainer hanging around her neck. A pre-teen boy throws several chicken nuggets at another teen boy that is trying to catch them in his mouth; he misses every time. A man has a tattoo on his arm that reads, “Dead Inside.” A character talks about “cleaning vomit.” A man drinks from a coffee cup and spits out a mouthful of coffee when he is startled. A man has a wet stain on the crotch of his pants and his children say that it looks like a urine stain, which he denies. A boy says, “I feel like my insides are fighting to get out of my bottom hole.” A boy flatulates in a car and others complain and hold their noses.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie LANGUAGE 3

 – 8 sexual references, 11 scatological terms (4 mild), 8 anatomical terms, 9 mild obscenities, name-calling (baby, cranky, ridiculous, Mr. Mopey, Mr. Bank, freaky, son of a [anatomical term deleted], idiot, nasty, weird street walker, son of a …, offensive, sucker, coo coo crazy, big scary carnie, bad boss alert, stupid, selfish lover, silly, shady, Droopy Bob, trouble), exclamations (gotcha, calm down, take it easy, foo, no biggie, yeesh, I hate this, easy, what the…, oh no, oh boy), 23 religious exclamations (e.g. oh my God, oh God, Holy smokes, oh thank God, Holy [scatological term deleted]). | profanity glossary |

The Bob’s Burgers Movie SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man in an alley approaches three children and asks them if they are here to buy drugs (they say no), and a pre-teen boy uses an inhaler. A person is referred to as being drunk, and several people playing a game in an alley are said to be drinking beer.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Pessimism, optimism, murder, defaulting on a loan, fear, crushes, friendship, bravery, family, wealthy business people.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie MESSAGE

 – Families working together to solve a problem can accomplish great things.

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