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Family Watch: ‘Shaun’ inventive fun

There’s no dialogue in “Shaun the Sheep Movie.”
There’s no dialogue in “Shaun the Sheep Movie.” Lionsgate

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE

Rated PG for rude humor.

What it’s about: A herd of clever sheep set out to rescue their farmer from the big city.

The kid attractor factor: Adorable stop-motion character designs from the creators of “Wallace and Gromit,” and “Chicken Run.”

Good lessons/Bad lessons: There’s no place like home, strength in numbers, take care of the ones you love, and be grateful for the little things in life.

Violence: The film has a number of chase scenes with a runaway caravan trailer, and a scary animal containment officer who breaks out the scary pincers for the slippery sheep. Although he almost tosses the sheep off a cliff with a bulldozer, brave Shaun the sheep saves the day.

Language: The film has no dialogue, so there aren’t any offensive words, but there are a few body humor jokes that appeal to the lowest-common denominator.

Sexuality: The officer casually flirts with a sheep dressed in drag.

Drugs: None.

Parents advisory: A wonderfully inventive children’s movie. While there might be a few scary moments for the littlest ones, this would be appropriate and enjoyed by ages 4 and up.

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