Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Coarse Language


Drama/Biography. Based on the book by Bryan Stevenson. A black lawyer (Michael B. Jordan) from Delaware moves to Alabama to defend inmates on death row, including a man (Jamie Foxx) who was convicted with an inadequate trial.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence in prison and policing contexts - little blood or detail; infrequent portrayals of death by execution - no blood or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Institutional racism
  • The pursuit of justice
  • Dedication and commitment

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language and some violence

Classification date

November 26, 2019