Rugrats In Paris -- The Movie


Rated "G" by the Motion Picture Association of America

According to Angelica Reigns Supreme, there were rumors that the film will be rated "PG", rather than the "G" rating it got in the first film. The reason being is that the producers plan to, believe it or not, put some cussing into the film. However, this never will happen, as of course, many parents wouldn't take their kids to a film with swear words in it, not to mention that Nickelodeon would probably put their reputation on the line. Besides, how can you cuss if you can't even say "die" or "dead" on Nick?

One thing for certain is that the film will, once again, push the limits for a "G"-rated film, with some peepee-caca jokes, some humor that only adults can understand, scenes that will tend to scare some movie-goers, and, for good measure, a scene featuring Coco LaBouche in her underwear. And, as you read above, the film will feature the words "died" and "dead".

How It Rates In The Great White North

For Canadian movie-goers, ratings will vary from province-to-province, as each province or region has a different ratings system. Most provinces, such as British Columbia and Quebec, has issued a "G" rating, while Ontario has considered it a film for the whole "Family" to enjoy. The only known holdout is Manitoba, which rated it "PG" for its offensive content.

Here's how Rugrats In Paris rated in each province (some provinces use the ratings system of another):
Province By Authority Of: Rated:
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island

Maritime Film Classification Board,
led by the Alcohol and Gaming Authority
of Nova Scotia
Quebec Régie du Cinéma
(also here)
Ontario Ontario Film Review Board "F" (Family)
Manitoba Manitoba Film Classification Board PG ("may offend some")
Northwest Territories
Alberta Film Classification Services
(system similar to BC's)
British Columbia

British Columbia
Film Classification Office
Nationwide Videos ???
(system patterned after BC's movie ratings)

(Some ratings information from Grading The Movies)

What's in this film, really?

According to Movieguide, a Christian movie magazine, expect the following in Rugrats In Paris:

Kind of makes you wonder why this film was G-rated.

How many G-Rated films are there per year?

Even with films that push the limit, such as the Rugrats movies, G-rated films, and their Canadian equivalents, are few and far between. This question was raised at a town hall meeting at a military garrison at Fort Belvoir, VA, where someone questioned about the movies shown at the post's movie theater (from Ft. Belvoir's website:)
QUESTION: I would like to know why they don't show "family" movies at the post theatre.

RESPONSE: AAFES would be delighted to show more family movies. The fact is that there aren't too many being produced. Over the past few years the studio production of "G" rated movies looks like this:

1997: 5 out of 144 movies were "G" rated

1998: 8 out of 147

1999: 5 out of 140

In 2000 thus far there have only been 4 "G" rated movies produced. AAFES will show every "G" rated movie that is produced for the mainstream. Here at Ft. Belvoir we schedule matinees for such movies each time we get one. The news isn't all bad. The new "102 Dalmatians" and "Rugrats in Paris: The Movie" are both "G" rated and will be hitting the Ft. Belvoir theater in early 2001.

(Note: AAFES, The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, is a retailler with on-base stores, PXs, malls and movie theaters on American military bases worldwide.)

"For additional ratings information please visit: filmratings.com / parentalguide.org"

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