“Tom & Jerry” (Warner Bros)
By Catholic News Service
More than 80 years after their creation by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the cat and mouse of the title remain natural-born enemies in their latest comedic adventure, a blend of live action and computer-generated animation.
When rodent Jerry takes up residence behind the floorboards of a posh New York hotel, a new employee (Chloe Grace Moretz) is charged with removing the unwelcome creature. She joins forces with feline Tom, who needs no incentive to capture his prey, and merry chaos ensues.
Director Tim Story serves up a family-friendly mix of slapstick and benign mayhem, with messages about honesty and friendship thrown in for good measure.
Cartoonish violence, some childish bathroom humor, a mild oath. The Catholic News Service classification is A-I — general patronage. The Motion Picture Association rating is PG — parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.