Is 'The Bob's Burgers Movie' appropriate for children?

A scene from "The Bob's Burgers Movie," which opens in theaters on Friday. If you are wondering if the new film is appropriate for your kids to watch, KSL.com movie reviewer Dave Clyde explains what you can expect to see and hear in the movie.

A scene from "The Bob's Burgers Movie," which opens in theaters on Friday. If you are wondering if the new film is appropriate for your kids to watch, KSL.com movie reviewer Dave Clyde explains what you can expect to see and hear in the movie. (20th Century Fox)



Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes

OCEAN AVENUE — Summer movie season is one of the most magical times of the year for me. It is when all the Hollywood studios drop their best bets on the movie-going public with the hope their cinematic gambles will pay off.

This year is already off to a great start with "Top Gun: Maverick" and now "The Bob's Burgers Movie." I'll admit that I am a huge fan of the TV show, so deciding to go see this film was a no-brainer for me.

Although I am not writing the full-blown movie review for "The Bob's Burgers Movie" — I've left that up to John Clyde — I will say this: If you are a fan of "Bob's Burgers" in general, you will not be let down by this feature-length film.

Keep in mind this film is PG-13, which, if we are being honest, is not a big surprise. But if you are wondering if this is appropriate for your kids to watch, let me help you out with what you can expect to see and hear in this film.

Language

There are a fair amount of minor swears in this movie. Some of the dialog references male genitalia but it's not graphic in nature and, in my opinion, they are some of the funniest jokes. I would say the biggest thing to watch out for is the innuendo of this movie, as these jokes are designed for adults. So, you may get some questions from younger viewers as to what they mean.

Violence

There is very little violence in this movie, other than one scene in which we see the cartoon skeleton of a dead carnival worker fall on top of one of the main characters and his teeth fall into her mouth. There are also some scenes where the bad guy holds children hostage with a toy crossbow.

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Sex

Again, this movie is mild in all of the categories parents might be concerned about. But, here are a few things you should be aware of:

  • As I mentioned before, there are some references to male genitalia.
  • There is a line repeated several times that says, "Babies come out of holes, they don't go into them." Take that for what it's worth.
  • There is a scene where a main character convinces her crush to take off his pants and ride a horse in his underwear. Later on, in a post-credit scene, we see "Sexy Zombies" riding a horse.

But let me be clear here: The things you'll see and hear in this movie are nothing worse than you're likely to see on network TV.

Should I let my kids see it?

"The Bob's Burgers Movie" is a great movie for "Bob's Burgers" fans. If you let your kids watch the TV show, you know what to expect. You may get a question or two about some of the innuendos, so that will fall on you as to how you want to address that with your kids.

My recommendation to fans of the show is that it is a fun extension of the series and you should probably see it.

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Dave Clyde comes from a family of "movie people" of which there are actors, screenwriters, a set designer, a director and yes, a couple of movie reviewers. When Dave isn't busy living in the real world, he is busy living in someone else's version of it on a movie screen.

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