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(2022) (voices of Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke) (PG)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

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

Computer-Animated Comedy/Adventure: Humans, talking rats, and a talking cat join forces to try to solve a mystery in a town where a mysterious figure rules and tries to lure some of them into his supernatural fold.

Maurice (voice of HUGH LAURIE) is a talking cat who runs a con with human Keith (voice of HIMESH PATEL) where they -- in cahoots with a band of talking rats that includes leader Darktan (voice of ARIYON BAKARE), the wise Dangerous Beans (voice of DAVID TENNANT), and followers Peaches (voice of GEMMA ARTERTON) and Sardines (voice of JOE SUGG) among others -- travel from village to village and con the locals into believing they have a rat infestation. They then alleviate the "problem," collect their payment, and move on to the next village to continue their ruse.

But when they arrive at the next one, they find the place void of any rats, thanks to the work of Ratcatcher Billy (voice of FLORIAN WESTERMANN) and Ratcatcher Ron (voice of TOBY GENKEL). However, little do any of them -- including the mayor's well-read and precocious daughter, Malicia (voice of EMILIA CLARKE) - realize that the rat catchers work for the Rat King (voice of DAVID THEWLIS), a supernatural collection of rats that are mentally connected into one being that appears sort of in human form. When the Rat King sets his sights on the newcomer rats, it's up to Maurice, Keith, and Malicia to save the day.

It's a computer-animated film featuring talking animals, so it's a good bet some will.
For action/peril and some rude material.

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