Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Mature Subject Matter


Drama. Based on the novel by Norman Lebrecht. Several years after his childhood friend (Clive Owen), a violin prodigy, disappears on the eve of his first solo concert, an Englishman (Tim Roth) travels throughout Europe to find him.

Content elements

  • One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent use of sexual references - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence; infrequent discussions of violence and depictions of corpses in a Holocaust context – some blood and detail
  • Infrequent breast nudity in a pictorial, non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • The bonds of friendship
  • Music and expression
  • Uncovering the past

Classification rationale

Rated PG for mature subject matter

Classification date

November 28, 2019