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Nov 22, 2011

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Feb 27, 2012

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Martin Scorsese


Asa Butterfield
Chloe Moretz
Christopher Lee


2011 Paramount Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: Hugo.

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Before the death of his father (Jude Law), Hugo (Asa Butterfield) was shown a remarkable secret. Now living within the walls of a Paris train station, the boy makes little progress understanding the curiosity until he meets a young girl (Chloe Moretz) who appears to hold the key to the mystery.

Content Details

Why Is Hugo Rated PG?

Hugo is rated PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking.

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Violence: People are pushed and shoved to the ground as characters race through the train station. A man is caught on a hook dragged along the train platform. A dog nips at and bites a man. A fire in a building results in a man’s death. A deceased man is pulled out of a river. A child steals to survive. A man threatens a boy. A character is thrown into a holding pen and then picked up by police. Characters sneak into a movie theater. Characters hang from the side of buildings and experience other moments of peril in the movie, as well as in historical film footage. A train nearly runs over a person on the track.

Sexual Content: Men discuss a woman’s pregnancy and the paternity of the child. Other brief sexual innuendo is included.

Language: The script contains brief name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Smoking among secondary characters is repeatedly depicted. A man is drunk. Other characters drink on occasion.

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This movie is based on the illustrated novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. by Brian Selznick. Other movies inspired by children’s books include Bridge to Terebithia, Because of Winn Dixie and Charlotte’s Web.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

ON PG Some Frightening Scenes.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Hugo...

Home Video Notes: Hugo

Release Date: 28 February 2012

Hugo releases to home video in a Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) and a 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy). Both packages include:

- Shoot the Moon

- The Cinemagician, Georges Méliès

- The Mechanical Man at the Heart of Hugo

- Big Effects, Small Scale

- Sacha Baron Cohen: Role of a Lifetime

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parent47 says: Dec. 05, 2011

My 11 year old boy and 14 year old girl loved it. However we wanted to discuss the book and what the movie added, it was a bit confusing. The special effects were wonderful and we would have like even more aspects of France than it offered but we enjoyed what we saw. I did hear some younger children in the audience who must have been bored during the last sequences focused on film making history.

Jedimommy says: Dec. 10, 2011

After reading all the movie critics’ reviews of “Hugo”, we decided to take eight boys to see it for my son’s birthday party.  All of the boys were highly bored by the movie.  The boys are all eight and nine year olds, and the movie just moved too slowly for them.  I wasn’t terribly interested in it myself.  My eleven-year-old daughter liked it.  One of the birthday guests had gone to the restroom several times.  When I asked him if he was okay, he said, “I’m just bored by the movie, and I want to move around so I don’t fall asleep.”  I think that says it all.

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