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To: raccoonradio

What makes this movie PG-13? Is it just cussing? Or is it sex stuff? I’ve got an 11 and 14 year old daughters I’d like to take. I don’t trust the rating systwm.


7 posted on 10/03/2008 10:32:37 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie
Film Ratings

A PG-13 rating is a sterner warning by the Rating Board to parents to determine whether their children under age 13 should view the motion picture, as some material might not be suited for them. A PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other elements, but does not reach the restricted R category. The theme of the motion picture by itself will not result in a rating greater than PG-13, although depictions of activities related to a mature theme may result in a restricted rating for the motion picture. Any drug use will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. More than brief nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually oriented. There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence. A motion picture’s single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words, though only as an expletive, initially requires at least a PG-13 rating. More than one such expletive requires an R rating, as must even one of those words used in a sexual context. The Rating Board nevertheless may rate such a motion picture PG-13 if, based on a special vote by a two-thirds majority, the Raters feel that most American parents would believe that a PG-13 rating is appropriate because of the context or manner in which the words are used or because the use of those words in the motion picture is inconspicuous.

19 posted on 10/03/2008 10:43:45 AM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: albie

From www.movietickets.com

An American Carol

RUN TIME
1 hr. 23 min.

MPAA RATING
(PG-13), for rude and irreverent content, and for language and brief drug material


22 posted on 10/03/2008 10:55:58 AM PDT by muggs
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To: albie
Although this movie is too new, I find this site invaluable for finding out what's exactly in a movie: ScreenIt.com. Check it out. It has amazing detail of every aspect of a movie - language, nudity, disrespect, etc. I use this site to research movies the lazy teachers are showing my kids in our high school. Also to see if my 10 year old can safely watch a PG DVD.
35 posted on 10/03/2008 11:41:26 AM PDT by weef
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