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Parental Guidance(Parental Guidance)


Dir: Norman Stone. Biography/Drama. Based on the stage play by Max McLean and the book "Surprised Joy" by C.S.Lewis. Deciding at the age of 14 to become an atheist, author C.S. Lewis (Max McLean) describes his spiritual awakening and conversion to Christianity many years later.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of cursing
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun violence in a war context - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent references to and portrayals of illness and dying - no blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Faith and denial
  • The artistic temperament
  • The bonds of friendship

Classification rationale

Rated PG for alcohol and tobacco use and mature subject matter

Classification date

October 28, 2021

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