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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Violence


Mandarin/Japanese-language Crime/Comedy. A young detective (Liu Haoran) and his uncle (Wang Baoqiang) are invited to Japan by their friend (Satoshi Tsumabuki) to help solve a locked room murder.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, and developmental slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions in a comic context - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Appearance versus reality
  • Uncovering the truth
  • Teamwork

Classification rationale

Rated PG for violence

Classification date

January 23, 2020