Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Coarse Language


Biography/Drama. In the 1960s, an Italian New Yorker (Viggo Mortensen) becomes the driver for an African-American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of the American South.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; frequent use of ethno-cultural slurs in a historical context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and profanity; infrequent use of vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in racially charged situations - some blood, little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in recreational and historical contexts - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Identity and belonging
  • Prejudice
  • Overcoming differences

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and some violence

Classification date

October 22, 2018