I am thinking about bringing some of my kids this weekend to see it, but I am very careful about what they are exposed to in movies and TV. Can you tell me why the movie carries a PG-13? Was there any swearing? How about sex/nudity? (I assume that there is no violence to speak of. If there is and it happens to the Michael Moore character, that would be ok.)
I was going to ask the very same thing. Love to take my daughter with me.
—the S-word and the A-hole word do pop up (the latter
by a kid, actually)
—one scene has two terrorists—who are afraid of getting blown up themselves—in a men’s room stall and the noises they make are mistaken for 2 gay men having sex. (”You have to pull it, here...”)
other than that fairly clean —cleaner than most movies—
and it’s worth it for the message. Take your kids and, well,
“parental guidance is suggested”.
Here's a really good reference site for movie and tv ratings. Gives you a detailed analysis of potentially offensive scenes in categories such as sex/nudity, violence, religious etc.
Since there was no advanced screening they don't have a review for "An American Carol" yet, but they said it will be up shortly. Still, if you're concerned about what your kids are seeing it's a great reference site to bookmark.
Glad you asked about kids. I want to support this movie by taking the whole clan Sat night. I know the little one won’t get much out of it but the popcorn, but he’s easy. I wanted to make sure it’s OK for older elementary age too. I rented that animated one once (can’t think of the name but the one with Kim Jong Il “me so ronery”) and was shocked at the language, etc.
Can’t wait to see it! I LOOOOOVE Kelsey Grammar.