The Secret Life of Pets

While their owners are away, the pets will play…

Overall B-

Do you know what your pet does while you're away? This animation about a group of cats, dogs, bunnies, etc. living in Manhattan depicts some of those mysterious and surprising goings-on.

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

Why is The Secret Life of Pets rated PG? The MPAA rated The Secret Life of Pets PG for action and some rude humor.

Run Time: 90 minutes

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Why is The Secret Life of Pets rated PG? The Secret Life of Pets is rated PG by the MPAA for action and some rude humor.

Violence: Slapstick antics and non-graphic violent depictions are frequent. Some of these portrayals are frightening and will likely scare young viewers. Threats of bodily harm and death are made. Characters discuss using a blender to kill someone. Characters face perilous situations, including being eaten, falling from heights, getting lost, chased and impounded. Characters nearly drown, others are crushed. Death is implied. Dangerous driving occurs and vehicle crashes result. Bones of dead animals are shown. Property damage and stealing occur. Many characters engage in behavior they know would be prohibited if their owners were present.

Sexual Content: The screenplay includes mild potty humor, a hit to the groin and comedic depictions of bodily functions (vomiting, urination and defecation). Animals lick and smell private body parts. Characters embrace and kiss.

Language: Characters engage in name-calling and other insults.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character recounts an experience when he was given a tranquillizer drug.

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The Secret Life of Pets
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba G Frightening Scenes.
Ontario G Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

The Secret Life of Pets is directed by Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney and stars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell.

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Play things also have a secret life, as depicted in Toy Story. Abandoned and lost pets form a pact in Bolt. Jealousy motivates a vengeful plot in in Hoodwinked. And a misplaced mouse looks for home while avoiding some unsavory sewer dwellers in An American Tale.

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