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Chestnut

Even though she is an orphan, there is nothing in the world Sally Ann (Makenzie Vega) wants more than a dog. When a pup is abandoned on the road outside the institution where they live, the girls are sure it is heaven sent. But keeping a Great Dane puppy a secret proves to be a growing problem. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release:
Video Release: 02 Apr 2007
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is Chestnut Rated G?


In this predictable story of orphans with puppy love, the plot revolves around the silly antics of keeping a dog a secret. Some humor is derived from efforts to and discussions about potty training a dog. A child narrowly escapes being hit by a fast moving vehicle. Thieves break into various homes and steal personal belongings. They are portrayed in a comical fashion, except for a scene where they threaten a dog with a letter opener. The animal is injured and some blood is shown. Slapstick humor includes flying food, a woman hanging from a ceiling fan and some pratfalls. Alcohol is drunk at celebrations.

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