Animated


Smallfoot


MPAA Rating:
PG
Genre:
Animated
Runtime:
96 mins
Stars:
Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya
Director:
Karey Kirkpatrick
Producer:
Glenn Ficarra, Bonne Radford, John Requa

Content at a Glance

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Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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0

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
0

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
0

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
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Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
0

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
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Sex


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Language


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Violence


kid-friendly battles between yeti and people

Drugs


No Information

Nudity


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Other


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Trailer



Synopsis

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.


Movie Message

Some movies have an underlying theme that we can creatively connect—sometimes loosely—to God, our Messiah, or some aspect of His Word. It’s fun to weave our tapestries with Hollywood, even though it’s been particularly difficult lately!

In Smallfoot, though, it seems impossible to ignore the complete and beautiful correlation with this story and our calling as followers of Jesus. Not just the love, sacrifice, generosity and integrity that the Lord desires from us, but also the direct message of “do not be afraid.” Dove invites you to enjoy this movie with an enthusiastic conversation about how beautifully the filmmakers have portrayed the specific teachings of Jesus himself! And the cast is top drawer, delivering this message through the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common and Danny DeVito.

We are introduced to the Yeti society with a briefing on their economy of ice, their civilization of cooperation, like a hive of bees working to sustain their village and survive together. We hear the explanation of how the ice is harvested and “fed” to the sky yaks, that hold up their mountain. Or something like that. There are stones, interpreted by the Stone Keeper, on which their laws are written. The whole society is comforted into submission to the laws on the stones because if they don’t, well, there is great fear.

Our hero Migo (Channing Tatum) is the town cheerleader, overjoyed to be part of this coordinated brother-and-sisterhood of unity. Through an ironic mishap, Migo encounters a human explorer (of sorts), and the mysterious legend of the Smallfoot is solved! Migo has seen an actual Smallfoot creature, and he can’t wait to tell his whole world. But of course, what he finds is fear-driven rejection, and he must stand up for his truth. Even when he is banished.

The story and poetic song lyrics take us on a marvelous journey; a fresh approach to love, a call for us to all be creatures inspired by curiosity rather than fear. Relationships between parent and child are beautifully crafted with genuine tension and selfless love. This movie could lead us into fun explorations on identity, bravery, and yes, legalism.

As Smallfoot finds himself a visitor to the Yeti village, he dazzles them with crazy stories of life in the human world, and together they bridge language barriers with drawings and smiles. But the supposedly-wise Stone Keeper is driven by his calling to protect the generations, and in his mission, he has closed off his mind; he has become the problem. The Stone Keeper must manipulate Migo, and squash this newfound joy spreading through the village. He must squash this movement because “the only thing stronger than fear is curiosity.”

From there, you must enjoy the ride. Smallfoot is a non-stop delight, and we award it the Dove-Approved Seal for All Ages.

The Dove Take
Smallfoot delivers a triumphant adventure and reminds us that curiosity can be the spark to truly love as Jesus taught.

For All Ages

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