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Still shot from the movie: Open Season.

Open Season

In this silly animated film, Boog the bear (voice of Martin Lawrence) finds his sweet domesticated life turning sour after a wild night out with a one-antlered deer named Elliot (Ashton Kutcher). Banished to the deep woods, the homesick grizzly (and the tag-along buck) determines to find a way back to Ranger Beth (Debra Messing) and safety before hunting Open Season begins. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 28 Sep 2006
Video Release: 29 Jan 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Open Season Rated PG?


In the war between predator and prey, animals are constantly threatened with guns. In defense and retaliation, the forest creatures attack the hunters with skunk spray, throw and catapult objects at them, as well as detonate an explosion. Massive property damage results, although there is no loss of life. While this violence is portrayed in a comical manner, there are moments of peril for some of the characters that may frighten young viewers. The script includes mild sexual and rude bathroom humor. Eating chocolate and drinking coffee are depicted as having an addictive effect on some animals. During a break and enter, a couple of animals behave recklessly and irresponsibly.

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