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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Violence, Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children


Science Fiction/Action. Rey (Daisy Ridley) and her friends (John Boyega, Oscar Isaac) in the Resistance continue to fight back against the First Order.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing and scatological slang
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a science fiction context – little blood or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of frightening scenes and transformations – some detail

Thematic elements

  • Teamwork and survival
  • Trust and hope
  • Friendship and dedication

Classification rationale

Rated PG for frequent genre violence

Classification date

December 17, 2019