Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Coarse Language, Violence


Drama. A man (John Cassavetes) and his childhood friend (Peter Falk) spend the night avoiding a mob hitman (Ned Beatty).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulagar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and gun violence - little blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes - no nudity, little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco use in a recreational context; infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Paranoia
  • Friendship
  • Avoidance

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language, violence, and substance use

Classification date

March 02, 2020