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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish — A Movie Review For Parents

Updated September 14, 2023


Overall Rating: ⭐ 4.0 / 5

Recommended Age: 8 and up

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is the latest movie in the Puss in Boots series, a spin-off from the beloved Shrek franchise. In this movie, Puss has reached the last of his nine lives and goes on a quest to find the mythical Last Wish, which he plans to use to grant him unlimited lives. But along the way he meets a couple of unlikely friends (and some enemies) who ultimately teach him about other important things in life. 

This is a great family movie with tons of good humor, thrilling action, and catchy musical numbers. For fans of Shrek, and particularly his charming feline sidekick, you can’t go wrong with this one. But for parents who want some background before pressing play, we have everything you need to know about Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Let’s dive in! 

Harmful Content ❗️


This movie is quite light-hearted for the most part. While there are moments of tension and conflict, they are presented in a kid-friendly and humorous manner. 

Moments of the movie involve some heavy emotion, particularly with the character Goldilocks. In this version of the classic fairytale, Goldilocks was adopted by her bear family and never knew her original family. As she and the bears quest for the Last Wish, she secretly hopes to use it to find her real family. However, in the end, she learns to appreciate the love and family she’s always had. 



The language is relatively clean, although there are a few lines of dialogue that include characters saying “What the hell”. There is also some name-calling and lots of sarcasm exchanged between characters. 



There is no sexual content in this movie. There is some romance between the two characters, but it’s mostly innocent flirting. 



The movie is certainly action-packed, but far from dark and violent. All of the fighting and chase scenes are comically extravagant, making it thrilling but not scary. 

Positive Value 💫


There are a lot of wholesome themes in the movie about trusting your friends and being grateful for what you have in the present. This is most evident in the character of Perrito, a neglected street pup who makes friends with a begrudging Puss. In the end, Puss realizes he should learn from Perrito’s loyalty and unshakeable positive attitude. 

So, should my kid watch it?

Absolutely! This is a great, kid-friendly title for ages 8 and up. And even better for families who are already Shrek fans!