'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2': 3 points for parents

By Shawn O'Neill

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Sept. 26 2013 5:00 p.m. MDT

Steve the Monkey (Neil Patrick Harris), Flint (Bill Hader) and Sam (Anna Faris).

Sony Pictures Animation

Information for parents about the film "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2."

Violence — Cartoon violence is shown but not very much. Some slapstick moments of humor occur. Characters are shown in moments of peril as monsters threaten them. Monsters might be scary for the very young.

Humor — Some rude humor is used. Though the jokes are mostly appropriate for younger viewers.

Message — The importance of friendship and family is demonstrated.

Shawn O'Neill is the Family Man Movie Reviewer. You can see his reviews at http://familymanmovieblog.blogspot.com/.

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