The Nut Job parents guide

The Nut Job

Save your acorns until this nutty story releases on DVD

Overall B

When a squirrel lives in an urban environment, he has to learn a different set of survival skills. And Surley (voice of Will Arnett) will have to use all of them - plus the help of his inner-city friends, to pull off the perfect heist at a store specializing in nuts.

Release date January 17, 2014

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

Why is The Nut Job rated PG? The MPAA rated The Nut Job PG for mild action and rude humor.

Run Time: 86 minutes

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The Nut Job
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Nut Job rated PG? The Nut Job is rated PG by the MPAA for mild action and rude humor.

Violence: A girl punches a man in the stomach and kicks him after yelling at him. Characters are accused of stealing and cheating. An animal is hit and then smashed by a falling brick. A bird is hit by a bus. Characters are frequently smashed, hit, punched, slapped, choked and electrocuted. A character lights a stick of dynamite and an explosion follows causing lots of damage to the animals’ home. A character falls over a waterfall and appears to be dead. Characters are chased and attacked by other animals. A man attempts to shoot animals with his gun. Characters are caught in traps.

Sexual Content: An animal couple kisses and cuddles briefly. Some infrequent references to bodily functions are included. The closing credits include a song that sings about “sexy ladies”.

Language: The script contains some rude humor and brief crude comments, particularly about male anatomy. Brief name-calling is also included.

Alcohol / Drug Use:None noted.

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The Nut Job
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario PG Violence, Cartoon/Animation Violence
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

The Nut Job is directed by Peter Lepeniotis and stars Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Brendan Fraser.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Nut Job movie is April 15, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Nut Job

Release Date: 15 April 2014

The Nut job releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet or Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy). Both packages include these bonus extras:

- Deleted Scenes

- Storyboards

- The Great Nut Heist

- Animated Shorts

- End Credits Sequence

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This movie shares similar characters to other animations: Look for more rats in Ratatouille, as well as pigeons and four-legged sidekicks in Bolt. Another, more sophisticated gang of thieves get involved in The Italian Job.