Director: Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner
Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Rated: PG (For mild suggestive humor, and a brief depiction of smoking)
I do want to make a small comment on the rating of this movie, which has been rated PG by the MPAA for “mild suggestive humor, and a brief depiction of smoking.” I’m not exactly sure what passes for objectionable in the eyes of the MPAA these days, but I’m finding their branding of animated films to be very off lately. In this case, I could not find a single curse word, explosion, innuendo, or fart gag in the whole movie. Therefor, I think it’s fairly safe to assume even the most conservative parent will find nothing wrong with “Bee Movie,” and I think it’s about time they stopped giving animated films PG ratings just because it will help the movie at the box office. Other then that though, I think the movie really is a B movie for kids though; charming, sweet, but ultimately forgettable and insignificant. Still, it tastes good while it lasts, so its an easy recommendation.
Parents have little to worry about: With the exception of some crude humor there is nothing wrong with this movie. Recommended for all ages.