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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Mature Subject Matter, Not Recommended For Young Children


Drama. After finding out she's pregnant, a 17-year-old girl (Sydney Flanigan) and her cousin (Talia Ryder) travel from their small Pennsylvania town to New York City to get an abortion.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and sexual slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of violence in a self-harm context - no blood, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes - no nudity, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context, some involving teenagers
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - some blood, little detail

Thematic elements

  • Solidarity and support
  • Perspectives on pregnancy
  • Navigating adolescence

Classification rationale

Rated PG for mature subject matter involving abortion, as well as some coarse language, sexual suggestive scenes, and substance use

Classification date

January 28, 2020