Furry Vengeance parents guide

Furry Vengeance Parent Guide

All the characters in this story are contrived and one-dimensional. The script is also so outlandish and sometimes crude that it fails to produce any kind of positive message about saving habitats.

Overall C

Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) is a real estate agent with multi-million dollar dreams. But when his land development plans include destroying a large wooded area, the local, furry, four-footed residents decide to make him pay for trespassing into their forest home.

Release date April 30, 2010

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

Why is Furry Vengeance rated PG? The MPAA rated Furry Vengeance PG for some rude humor, mild language and brief smoking.

Run Time: 90 minutes

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Environmental warfare takes on a whole new meaning in this clunky production that pits a rogue raccoon and an army of forest critters against a big land developer.

After accepting a promotion at work, Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) uproots his wife and son and moves them from Chicago to Oregon. His new job requires him to live on a land site his company is developing into an upscale neighborhood. Luckily the family still has cell phone and Internet service so the son Tyler (Matt Prokop) can keep in touch with his friends back home. But neither Tyler nor his mom Tammy (Brooke Shields) is too excited about the new surroundings.

The forest animals that are about to be displaced by the subdivision aren’t too happy either. Orchestrating a military-style offensive that would impress most human commanding officers, the animals initiate a series of ongoing assaults aimed at Dan. In the process, he is sprayed by skunks, locked in a portable outhouse by a bear, bitten, scratched, harmed in the groin and urinated on.

Tammy, who doesn’t believe Dan is under attack, is understandably concerned when her husband starts littering their yard with traps and other paraphernalia designed to catch the raccoon and his cohorts. However, Dan is convinced he needs to get the wildlife issue under control before his money-driven boss. Mr. Lyman (Ken Jeong) arrives on location with their top Indian investor (Gerry Bednob). Resorting to tranquilizer guns and cages, he attempts to corral the forest creatures but his solution only further alienates him from his son and wife.

Painting land developers so negatively makes it easy to establish them as the bad guys. Having Tyler and his friend Amber (Skyler Samuels) lead the fight for the environment sets them up as the heroes of the story. But while the violence is mostly played for comedy, all the characterizations in this story are contrived and one-dimensional. The script is also so outlandish and sometimes crude that it fails to produce any kind of positive message about saving natural habitats or considering more earth-friendly alternatives for developers.

Instead, parents may be feeling a little in-fur-iated about all the money they spent to let their kids watch these Rambo-style forest creatures exact vengeance on a big business tycoon who is just in the game for the cash.

Starring Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields. Running time: 90 minutes. Theatrical release April 30, 2010. Updated

Furry Vengeance
Rating & Content Info

Why is Furry Vengeance rated PG? Furry Vengeance is rated PG by the MPAA for some rude humor, mild language and brief smoking.

A man smokes part of a cigar and then throws it out his car window into dry grass. Characters are bit, scratched, poked, hit in the groin and urinated on. A man and his car are pushed over a cliff by a huge rock. Skunks spray characters on numerous occasions. A man is stung by bees and suffers a bad reaction. A character slips on a roof and lands on his crotch. Animals are shot with tranquilizers and caged. A home is vandalized with spray paint. A woman is hit in the face with raw hamburger. A character is locked in a portable toilet and later covered with human waste. A man tears the head off of a toy animal. Men are seen in underwear. A character threatens an animal with a crossbow. A bird poops on people and property. Two women exchange punches during a fight. The script contains some terms of Deity, name-calling, racial slurs and mild innuendo.

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Furry Vengeance Parents' Guide

How are land developers portrayed versus environmentalists? Are those who move into new subdivisions also to blame for the impact on animals? What about people who live in older communities that were once new? Is anyone exempt from having an effect on the natural world?

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Home Video

The most recent home video release of Furry Vengeance movie is August 17, 2010. Here are some details…

Furry Vengeance releases as a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on August 17, 2010. Along with copies of the movie in DVD and Blu-ray, the package also includes:

-Deleted scenes

- The Pitfalls of Pratfalls

- Working with Animals

- Gag reel

- Commentary with director and cast

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