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(2019) (Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman) (R)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme

Horror: A boy and others must contend with a high-tech but defective doll going on a killing spree.
Karen Barclay (AUBREY PLAZA) and her 13-year-old son Andy (GABRIEL BATEMAN) have just moved to a new place where he has no friends and isn't particularly fond of her boyfriend, Shane (DAVID LEWIS). She's taken a job at a big box store in the return department and that's where she gets the idea to give Andy a returned toy as his early birthday gift.

It's an animatronic, AI controlled Buddi doll that imprints on whomever its new owner might be and can control any connected devices in the house. Little do they know that a disgruntled factory worker, upon being fired, turned off that particular doll's safety protocols and that first shows up in little glitches and the doll deciding to name itself Chucky (voice of MARK HAMILL).

It's not long before Andy and Chucky are fast friends and that leads to a few other kids who live in the building, Falyn (BEATRICE KITSOS) and Pugg (TY CONSIGLIO), befriending Andy and having fun with him making the doll do inappropriate things. But when Chucky -- who's very protective of Andy -- sees them laughing while watching a "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" movie on TV, he equates grisly and deadly violence with being a good thing.

Accordingly, it's not long before the family cat ends up dead, and then various humans start falling prey to the homicidal doll as well, all of which draws the attention of police Det. Mike Norris (BRIAN TYREE HENRY) whose older mother lives just down the hall from Andy and his mom. From that point on, Andy and his friends try to figure out how to stop Chucky and avoid being his next victim.

If they're fans of any of the previous "Child's Play" movies or are into related horror entries, they might show some interest.
For bloody horror violence, and language throughout.

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