Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Substance Abuse, Violence


Mandarin/Hokkien-language Drama. A couple (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsian Chin) drift apart as the man cannot get over his past glory and the woman looks for excitement with her sister's bohemian friends.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of cursing and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence - little blood and detail; infrequent references to suicide - little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Longing and belonging
  • Regret
  • Nostalgia

Classification rationale

Rated PG for substance use and violence

Classification date

January 31, 2020