Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance) Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter


Drama. After her painter husband (Bruce Dern) is diagnosed with dementia, a woman (Lena Olin) revaluates her life and starts painting herself.

Content elements

  • Infrequent, sometimes aggressive use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes – no nudity, little detail
  • Brief female and male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Perspectives on ageing
  • Family dynamics
  • Reconciliation, sacrifice, and commitment

Classification rationale

Rated PG for coarse language, nudity, and sexually suggestive scenes

Classification date

March 11, 2020