Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Mature Subject Matter


Biography/Drama. Based on the New York Times article 'The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare' by Nathaniel Rich. A corporate defense lawyer (Mark Ruffalo) sues a chemical company on behalf of a family friend (Bill Camp), and it exposes a history of wrongdoing.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; frequent use of profanity; infrequent use of cursing, scatological slang, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun violence involving animals; infrequent portrayals of illness and injury, some involving children, some involving animals - some detail
  • Infrequent buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Corporate malfeasance
  • The search for justice
  • Uncovering the truth

Classification rationale

Rated PG for mature subject matter

Classification date

November 08, 2019