The Secret Life of Pets 2 is coming to digital August 13, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand August 27, 2019. I’m really excited about this because my family loves this movie! Is it safe for your kids? Is it appropriate for the whole family? Here is my spoiler free, parent review.
This movie is completely kid friendly, in my opinion. I’m “one of those mom’s” that doesn’t like bathroom humor, I don’t like the words stupid or idiot, and this film has none of this. With that said, there is a part in the movie in which a dog eats from a litter box. There is also a scene where a cow toots. In another scene a puppy talks about pooping in a boot. I didn’t find any of these things offensive, none of the jokes were taken too far.
With my Mom listening ears, I felt this movie was completely kid safe and family friendly. The movie is also hilarious, so that is great, too.
The movie has a few great messages that I took away from it. The messages that I heard during the film was to be brave. If there are new things you want to try, try them! Think brave thoughts to help lead you to brave actions.
Help others that aren’t able to help themselves. There are a couple story lines in the film that show helping a character that couldn’t help himself. In the film there was always one, and sometimes more characters always wanting to help the other character. I love this message, especially as it relates to my school age kids. Sometimes they may see people at school that need help, either a friend or other assistance, and they should help where they can.
We saw this movie with a two year old in tow. While she didn’t last the whole movie, she took a 5 minute break, she really did enjoy it. She loves animals so it was fun for her to watch all the characters. Plus, the biggest bonus for short attention spans is that the movie isn’t too long, at only 1 hour 40 minutes.
There are some fun bonus features included with the movie including Mini Movies. My favorite is “Minion Scouts” that features minions trying out scout camp with some funny results. You also can’t forget the deleted scenes. Another funny bonus is a “Yule Log” The Secret Life of Pets style. I think that’s so funny.
If you’re looking for a new family movie night film, a gift idea or some other reason for needing to be entertained, look no further than The Secret life of Pets 2!