Picture from Hoot
Overall B

In this is a tale of burrowing owls, bulldozers, and bullies, three young environmentalists (Logan Lerman, Cody Linley and Brie Larson) try to stop a corporate giant from squashing the habitat of a tiny, endangered species.

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for mild bullying and brief language.

Talk to your kids about…


What was the difference between Mullet Finger’s and Roy’s methods of making things change? Which one do you think was on the right track? Considering the mere act of trespassing is breaking the law, do you think their activities were a good idea?

Big corporations are a frequent “target” in movies. Why do you think this is such a popular theme? What are some of the things they are criticized for? What are some good things large companies contribute to society?

The bully, Dana Matherson, is falsely accused of a crime. How do our actions and choices allow us to either be trusted or mistrusted by others?