Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Frightening Scenes


Fantasy/Adventure. Based on the novel by John Bellairs. A recently orphaned boy (Owen Vaccaro) and his magical Uncle (Jack Black) must work together to battle an evil presence determined to bring on the end of the world.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing and profanity
  • Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence, most in comic or fantasy contexts – no blood, little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of transformations, creatures, and frightening scenes in a fantasy context - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Families we make
  • Acceptance and belonging

Classification rationale

Rated PG for frightening scenes in a genre context

Classification date

September 04, 2018