Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance)


Drama/Comedy. With the Catholic Church experiencing several scandals, the conservative thinking Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) invites the future Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Bergloglio (Jonathan Pryce) to the Vatican to discuss the future of the Church.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of mild cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent use of sexual references - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun and hand-to-hand violence in a historical context - little blood, some detail; infrequent references to torture and sexual assault, some involving children - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Faith and integrity
  • The value of friendship
  • Tradition versus modernity

Classification rationale

Rated PG for mature subject matter

Classification date

November 18, 2019