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Alice In Wonderland

In this adaptation of Lewis Carroll's work, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is now 19 years old and returning to her former friends and adventure. Parents may also want to wait until their little ones are a bit more grown-up before venturing into this version of Wonderland (envisioned by Director Tim Burton). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 05 Mar 2010
Video Release: 01 Jun 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Alice In Wonderland Rated PG?

As Alice ventures in Wonderland, she has many falls and perilous encounters. Ferocious creatures attack characters (one is injured and the bloody, festering wound is shown). An army pursues its enemy and threatens them with spears and swords. Battles break out and participants are tossed, injured and crushed by rocks. A fiery dragon sets a village ablaze (deaths are implied). An angry queen repeatedly orders, "Off with their heads." She kills various characters, including a frog whose tadpoles she plans to eat. An execution is depicted with a hooded executioner who is seen swinging his ax at the victim’s neck. Ghoulish images include decapitated heads (some seen floating in a mote, another rolls down a flight of stairs) and dismembered fingers (which are cooked into a potion). A creature’s tongue is cut off and it falls writhing to the ground. Several characters have their eyes stabbed, one of which is plucked out by a sword and then carried around in a net bag. Blood is collected in a vial and later drunk. A woman smacks a man’s face. A man attempts to stab a woman. Alice consumes some magical foods that cause her to grow or shrink, resulting in the need for her to find new attire. (No nudity is seen, but many of her impromptu clothes show her bares shoulders and back.) Cleavage is revealed in other charters’ costumes. A few sexual references are made, as well as a brief discussion about corsets and stockings. A married man is caught kissing another woman. A caterpillar smokes a hookah pipe. Language consists of a couple of mild expletives and the infrequent use of terms of deity.

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