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Hoodwinked | 2005 | PG | - 0.3.0

A re-telling of the classic Brothers Grimm children's fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood," but with a satiric twist: Here a private eye is called in to Granny's house to investigate a complaint that may be related to the recent thieving spree on goodie recipes. With the voices of Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi, Anthony Anderson and Patrick Warburton. Directed by Tony Leech, Todd Edwards & Cory Edwards. [1:20]

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A girl enters a cabin where she finds a wolf in a bed wearing a mask that resembles her grandmother: the girl begins to quiz the imposter, the wolf grabs a poker, the grandmother comes out of the closet tied up in ropes, and a woodsman enters the cabin by way of crashing through the window wielding an axe and screaming.
 A man punches a woman, they and others in the room fight, and a wolf bites someone's leg. A squirrel punches a wolf. A woman fights with several others with punches and kicks. A man fights with animals using ski poles, and people throw snowballs at animals. A girl kicks a rabbit, it uses its ears to defend itself, the rabbit throws the girl on the floor, she keeps punching, and it kicks her in the face.
 A wolf chases a girl, and the wolf and a squirrel slide down a tunnel of water. A rabbit sends a girl in a cable car with no brakes, a woman chases it by riding a muffin tin along the cable, gets into the cable car and she and the girl escape unharmed. Two cars crash together when a rabbit lands on the windshield of one.
 A woman jumps on a polar bear's back, pummels several animals with snowballs, they throw snowballs back and forth, a man pushes the woman over the side of a steep slope, she falls and grabs a branch, and then lowers herself by a bungee cord and jumps back up.
 A girl falls out of an elevated cable car, she bounces off tree limbs and slams to the ground. A man knocks a woman's ski off forcing her to ski badly. A rabbit ties a girl up and threatens to blow her up with dynamite. A wolf snarls at a girl, she screams and runs, and she sprays the wolf with mace.
 A goat and a girl ride in a coal car along tracks (it feels like a roller coaster ride), they are chased by an avalanche, they jump off the track sail through the sky, and the girl uses her hood as a parachute and they glide to the ground safely. A man jumps through a window into a house and he holds a large axe and screams at the people inside.
 A wolf is zapped by a prod (it jumps), and a wolf has a muzzle on its snout. A woman does dangerous sports: skiing, snowboarding, skydiving. A squirrel drinks coffee then bounces on trees and races away (we hear a sonic boom).
 A large tree crashes onto a car. An avalanche is started by explosives, and a woman skis in front of it, outrunning it. Several sticks of dynamite are lit, they explode and blow up train tracks. A tree trunk falls on a car in a couple of scenes.
 A girl meets a wolf that interrogates her about where she is going. We see scary-looking etchings of a wolf with large pointed teeth and a girl who is backing away from it. One character tells another character to "take a hike."
 We see a tree with baby birds in a nest in it, a man begins chopping the tree down, another tree topples, it rolls toward the man, he runs, the tree is stopped by two other trees blocking its path, and the man crashes through a cabin window with an axe in his hand and he screams.
 A goat pops its horns off and we see an assortment of replacement horns. A car crashes after a magazine lands on its windshield and the driver cannot see.

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LANGUAGE 0 - 3 substitute scatological terms ("schnitzle"), name-calling (brat).

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SUBSTANCE USE - None.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Strangers, dreams of going someplace new, being pigeonholed, feeling different, disappointment, change, lying, betrayal, greed, secret recipes, selfishness, secrets, deception, double life, Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
MESSAGE - There are different sides to every story.
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