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Still shot from the movie: Mars Needs Moms.

Mars Needs Moms

Like many adolescents, Milo (voice of Seth Green) sometimes gets tired of being told what to do by his mother (voice of Joan Cusack). But when Martians swoop down from space and kidnap his mom to raise their own kids, he hitches a ride in an effort to rescue her. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 88
Theater Release: 11 Mar 2011
Video Release: 09 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Mars Needs Moms Rated PG?


Violence: A woman, depicted as a character’s mother, is seen in a glass capsule with a large injection needle pointing at her head; when the sun rises and shines through the capsule, the woman inside dies and disappears. (This same scene is repeated at another point, but the woman involved escapes.) A firing squad scenario is depicted using sci-fi laser-type guns. A young girl puts graffiti on buildings. Characters are abducted. A character’s home is destroyed, and the burnt and damaged contents are seen. A substance on a character’s head lights on fire.

Sexual Content: Depiction of naked Martian infants.

Language: One mild expletive.

Drugs/Alcohol: None noted.

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