Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Crude Content, Coarse Language


Comedy/Crime. The famed detective Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) and his associate Dr. Watson (John C. Reilly) try to find the person behind a series of crimes.

Content elements

  • One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of sexual references and innuendo
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, most in a slapstick context - little blood or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail; infrequent references to illegal substance use in a comedic context - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions in a comedic context - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Appearances versus reality
  • Friendship and teamwork
  • Ability and ego

Classification rationale

Rated PG for crude content in a comedic context and coarse language

Classification date

December 13, 2018