Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Mature Subject Matter


Drama. An elderly woman (Shan MacDonald) on probation is tasked with performing her community service at a local animal shelter, where she becomes attached to a dog scheduled to be euthanized.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang
  • Infrequent portrayals of animal surgery and medical procedures - little blood, detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of cannabis and alcohol use in a recreational context; infrequent references to addiction

Thematic elements

  • Addiction
  • Loneliness and companionship
  • Human/animal bonds

Classification rationale

Rated PG for mature subject matter

Classification date

January 30, 2020